Child Hunger and Famine Relief Fund
East Africa Child Food Crisis
The violence and insurgency in North East Nigeria is creating an urgent and deadly hunger and malnutrition crisis. An estimated 450,000 children are facing severe acute malnutrition, which is life-threatening without treatment.
Save the Children teams have screened over 40,000 children for malnutrition and have provided over 12,000 girls and boys with life-saving treatment for severe malnutrition, followed up by feeding counselling and support to ensure they have the best chance of a full recovery. When we find displaced children who are severely malnourished with complications such as pneumonia, we refer them to our nutrition stabilization center, where they can receive the inpatient care, treatment and medicines they need.
Save the Children is working to strengthen health systems and support maternal and child health in four northern states.
Read one boy's harrowing story of losing his father to the violence Nigeria is facing. Learn more.