Tag - Nutrition

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One in three people suffer from some form of malnutrition in the world
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#NewProject: Children & Family support in Spain
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Malnutrition affects also Bluefields
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Preventing Noma is a must, but, what happens with ill children?
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Deforestation near the Kukra River has provoked increasingly troubles to cover population basic needs
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The richness of the Kukra region has declined in recent years because of the deforestation

One in three people suffer from some form of malnutrition in the world

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International World Food Day

On 16 October 1945, 42 countries met in Quebec to create the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Since that day, every year the organization celebrates the World Food Day to raise awareness about hunger in the world and remember the need to ensure food security for all.

We don’t want to miss the opportunity to show our commitment to this fight, which affects 2,500 million people worldwide, and is that 1 in 3 people suffer from one form of malnutrition, ranging from the hunger to obesity.

But this doesn’t end here, 793 million suffer chronic hunger and don’t have enough food. These frightening figures contrast with the nearly 1.900 million people who are overweight; the other side of the coin which causes 3.2 million deaths each year.

From Worldcoo we try to encourage all projects that seek to end this problem that contributes to the premature death of mothers, children, poor physical development and brain and increasing chronic diseases.

One of them is “Overcoming malnutrition in Ethiopia,” sponsored by UNHCR / ACNUR and that we launched together with PromoFarma.  Thanks to the donations that users are doing, the NGO will ensure the nutritional well-being of 11,323 children under 5 years as refugees in this country, which hosts more displaced persons in Africa.You can remember it HERE.

Today, we encourage you also help spread the cause and raise awareness.

Worldcoo Team.

#NewProject: Children & Family support in Spain

There is an estimated 700,000 families in Spain with either less than 600€ a month or no income at all. According to AROPE (At Risk Of Poverty and/or Exclusion) an European index, 29.2% of Spanish people are at risk of poverty or exclusion and, consequently, 35% of children lives are affected in these low-income households.

Unfortunately, children are those who suffer most in this situation, both physically and mentally. Ildefonso Hernández, president of SEPAS says that “inadequate nutrition and this discriminatory social situation are associated with mental problems and increase risk of meningitis or other infectious disease, also in mid- to long term inadequate nutrition is associated to metabolic disorders like diabetes or cardiovascular problems, finally, poor nutrition is linked to cognitive development in children”.

In light of this situation, Ayuda en Acción has developed a new program to help families overcome these problems in Spain, this program is called Children & Family Support with the aim to improve, in conjunction with schools, the living condition of families who are in vulnerable situations due to the economic crisis.

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With this program, Ayuda en Acción goal is to cover the school children’s needs in 30 schools that are in 8 different communities through scholarships for dining, school supplies, extracurricular activities and educational support activities.

Thanks to this project, Zacaris customers will contribute by helping 2 students to have the chance to have a guaranteed annual scholar lunchroom. With this fact, you not only help 1 child to increase their physical and mental performance, you also help their family to know that their child is guaranteed a diary healthy food.

The Worldcoo team.

Malnutrition affects also Bluefields

Bluefields and its communities are experimenting an increase of malnutrition among childs under 12, as it publishes El Periódico de Nicaragua in this article.

In order to know the nutritional status of children under 12 in the city of Bluefields and the communities of Kukra River, Punta Gorda and Rama Cay, the Spanish NGO Icnelia in coordination with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Health conducted, since 2010, a descriptive study of 3.187 childs, which represent about the 20% of the census.

The study reveals that 20.23% of children under 12 in the city of Bluefields and its communities have some degree of nutritional deficit, which is twice what the World Health Organization (WHO) found in 2005 in the same area.

Also the World Food Programme for the South Atlantic Autonomous Region found an increase of 13.03% in the level of child malnutrition compared with the 2005 results.

Helping this communities in its empowerment, is the best way to ensure a good nutrition to childs. A good example of this usefull help is the Processing cocoa in the rural communities of Kukra River project from Desos NGO.

Let’s make a real change in Bluefields.

Are you in?

Preventing Noma is a must, but, what happens with ill children?

Fundació Campaner’s first priority is to prevent Noma. As we have already explained here, the project: the fenced area for crops construction is a fundamental goal to avoid malnutrition in Diffa, one of the principal causes of the disease.

The WHO (World Health Oraganization) estimates that 140,000 new cases of Noma occur each year and of these, only 10% survive. That means that 126,000 die each year, mainly in sub-Saharan countries from Senegal to Ethiopia, a region known as “the Noma belt”.

Thus, the prevention is fundamental, but there are also lots of children infected who need to be treated. Its treatment is very easy and cheap: if the condition is detected in the early stage, progression can be prevented with only the use of mild antibiotics and immediate nutritional rehabilitation. Fundació Campaner is also aware of this, and they have decided to start the construction of a hospital in Diffa, Niger. Fundació Campaner wants to make everybody part of it, feeling complicit with the sick and underprivileged children assistance in the country.

Worldcoo gives its full support to this foundation and its projects, because we believe we can change Diffa’s children reality.

They are not guilty of their situation. They all deserve something better and you can change it. It’s up to you. Are you in?

Deforestation near the Kukra River has provoked increasingly troubles to cover population basic needs

In “La Aurora”, Kukra River, every day the difficulties to cultivate and eat are increasing. Don’t miss the second part of a documentary (the first part, here), made for Desos NGO, about the real situation in the Kukra River side, in Bluefields, Nicaragua.

Languages: Spanish and English. Catalan Subtitles.

The richness of the Kukra region has declined in recent years because of the deforestation

In “La Aurora”, in the Kukra River, the difficulties to cultivate and eat are increasing day by day. Deforesting has reduced pastures and has provoked increasingly complications for the population to cover their basic needs. The natural richness of the region has declined substantially in the recent years.
This video presents a documentary about the situation in the region and its inhabitants:

Languages: Spanish and English. Catalan Subtitles.

On Monday, the 2nd part!

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