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Before COVID-19, Jacob wasn’t always hungry
Jacob, age 12 (pictured, left), is the second oldest of four siblings living with his family in one of Kenya’s largest urban slums. Jacob’s family is vulnerable, but before COVID-19 he and his brothers and sister had food to eat and hope for the future.
When COVID-19 arrived, the market where Jacob’s father worked shut down and the family suddenly lost their only income. In a country where one in three people live on less than $3 a day, Jacob and families like his need your support today to battle the impacts of COVID-19.
Jacob, his siblings, and the millions of children like them across Kenya, face severe risks. If children, particularly those who are under five years old, do not get adequate nutrition, it can lead to lifelong complications. Children who are malnourished are more vulnerable to disease. Malnutrition can cause long-term physical damage such as bone disorders, lack of growth, stunting and cognitive development impairment.
The word “unprecedented” is overused to describe COVID-19. Some aspects of this pandemic are unlike anything we have seen, but the challenges facing vulnerable children are not new. In Jacob’s case, the problem is clear: he needs food. It’s as simple as that. And the food is available. He just needs your support to get it.
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COVID-19 means families are facing significant crisis
In 2017, as an Ambassador for ChildFund, Danielle Cormack visited Kenya at a time when the country was ravaged by drought.
Urgent care packages
When food is not available or markets are closed, urgent care packages are provided to ensure children and their families have food. These packages contain enough food to feed a family-of-six for one month.
Urgent care packs typically contain 24kg of maize, which is a staple food used in many Kenyan dishes. It also includes 10kg of nutritious beans, peas or lentils and 2L of oil for cooking. In addition to food, vulnerable families also receive clean water, soap and other basic necessities.PLEASE DONATE
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