Malnutrition on the rise in Gaza

As COVID-19 takes hold of Gaza, more children are at risk.

Ali is one of the growing number of children in Gaza that urgently needed lifesaving nutritional care, and that need is only set to increase as the consequences of COVID-19 escalate. 

The major issue so far with COVID-19 in Gaza is not deaths from the virus itself, it is the exacerbation of poverty and food insecurity rates as the threat of the virus escalates. As shops and businesses are forced to close, suddenly the few jobs which were available are disappearing. As a direct result, more families are unable to put food on the table. 

Our deepest concern is that as the economic situation worsens, acute malnutrition will rise rapidly. More and more families are heading to the MAP-supported Ard El Insan Malnutrition clinic for the health and nutritional care they need for their children, however it is unable to serve everyone.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 68% of the population was food insecure.

Vital resources for children suffering from malnutrition are becoming less available, and the risk to their longterm health is rising as a result.

A donation from you could help provide substantial quantities of supplements, like iron and vitamin D, to prevent and treat illnesses like anaemia and rickets in children.  

Please make a donation today. Thank you for your kindness and support during these difficult times.


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