Mothers Against Malnutrition in Burundi
THE GUARDIAN, 9 APRIL 2014: Burundi’s children are among the most malnourished in the world, but a project empowering mothers gives hope for a solution. Of Burundi’s 11 million inhabitants, 90% rely on agriculture, which means a large proportion of the population is affected by acute food insecurity, climate hazards and limited access to land. The resulting malnutrition has been further aggravated by civil war and recent floods.
According to Unicef, 58% of children under five are suffering from malnutrition. In recognition of the crucial role of mothers in reducing Burundi’s malnutrition rates, programmes are being implemented to empower mothers including the Burundian governments national Integrated Programme of Food and Nutrition (Pronianut).
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