Chad ranks at the the near bottom of every social and economic indicator.  The landlocked country is in a hostile environment, literally and politically. Frequent droughts and persistant political instability make for a dangerous, and deadly, combination for the country’s children.

Fighting hunger in the first 1,000 days of life is key. If children do not receive proper nutrion in the first few years of life they can suffer from cognitive and physical impairments that can last their entire lives.

Here’s a great video that shows in pretty fine detail how to address under nutrition in young children. Even in places as tough as Chad, interventions by international humanitarian groups are making a difference

 

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