On a monthly basis, Spot Project provides food packs to the poor and needy.
A food pack contains:
59 million children in Africa suffer from a form of malnutrition known as ‘stunting’. This occurs when a child is undernourished during the first 1000 days of their life, which leads to stunted growth as well as impaired cognitive development. Progress towards eradicating this form of malnutrition has been insufficient in Africa since the turn of the century; whilst rates of stunting fell by 62% in East Asia and the Pacific between 2000 and 2016, they fell by just 18% in West and Central Africa in the same time period. Despite a fall in percentage terms, the actual number of stunted children has increased by 4% in Eastern and Southern Africa and by 23% in West and Central Africa during this period. A further 14 million children under the age of 5 suffering from wasting – also known as acute malnutrition – with 4.1 million children categorised as ‘severely wasted’.
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