Food Security

Treating malnutrition – strengthening the people

Food and drinking water are fundamental needs, but no other human right is violated as frequently as the right to food: globally, there are more than 794 million people who do not have enough to eat, and over one billion are suffering from malnutrition. Around 8,000 children die every day as a result of hunger and malnutrition. The situation is exacerbated by the effects of climate change, natural disasters and epidemics as well as by political crises and conflicts.

Johanniter has therefore made it a goal to help affected people by providing supplemental food for the treatment of malnutrition and also to help secure their food security and livelihoods in the long term.

By the year 2025 we aim to integrate measures for the prevention of malnutrition in all our health projects. This includes educational courses on healthy eating and breastfeeding. Furthermore, Johanniter is committed to treating malnourished people with therapeutic food and is also carrying out food distribution and cash- or food-for-work schemes.

In order to secure long-term food production, Johanniter supports families by providing seeds, tools, livestock and practical knowledge about agriculture and cultivating vegetable gardens. It is only when people have a constant, long term and adequate supply of food to live a healthy and active life that one can speak of food security.

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