Currently, nutritional problems in the world are characterised by a dou-ble burden of malnutrition: on the one hand, problems of malnutrition and on the other problems of obesity. both due to problems related to food shortages (malnutrition) due to excess consumption.
Malnutrition is the physical result of hunger, caused by food shortages or inadequate diet. This disease causes the deaths of more than 3.1 million children a year. According to FAO reports, 161 million children under the age of five suffer from chronic malnutrition (stunting of growth). The lack of micro-nutrients, or "hidden hunger", affects more than 2,000 million people worldwide, which impedes human and socioeconomic de-velopment and contributes to the vicious circle of malnutrition and un-derdevelopment.
Obesity (mainly childhood obesity) is the new global epidemic of the 21st century with alarming levels of involvement. In recent years, this preva-lence has increased at an alarming rate and it is expected that by 2025 there will be more than 70 million children who are overweight and / or obese (85% of these in developing countries).
At Nutrition Without Borders we believe that the improvement of the nutritional status of people reinforces their capacities and stimulates the development process, which leads to a reduction of poverty. Nutritional assistance allows us to treat and prevent severe acute malnutrition and give access to healthy and adequate nutrition to people or groups who are at nutritional risk.
Our projects seek to eradicate malnutrition in the world by giving access to sufficient and healthy food, and empowering people to live a dignified and healthy life.
For the achievement of the missionary purposes we work in:
Treatment and prevention of childhood malnutrition
Nutritional assistance to populations of exclusion or poverty
Outpatient service to detect cases of childhood malnutrition
We have treated more than 4.190 childrenof severe acute malnutrition.
We have nutritionally screened 136.837 childrento detect cases of acute malnutrition.
We have distributed more than 159 tonnesof healthy food to people in a situation of social exclusion.