Famine and Food Crises

In 2002 in Zambia, a boy (left) holds a wild fruit known as 'metu' while another boy (centre) cracks a 'mungogo' nut with a stone, in the district of Kalomo in Southern Province.
UNICEF/NYHQ2002-0671/FRANCOIS D'ELBEE

No child should die of starvation in 2018.

This year, an estimated 7.5 million children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition.

"Malnutrition is a silent threat to millions of children," said UNICEF director of emergency programs Manuel Fontaine. "The damage it does can be irreversible, robbing children of their mental and physical potential. In its worst form, severe malnutrition can be deadly." 

This year, UNICEF will treat 3.1 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Help us reach the most vulnerable in their time of need.  

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