Globally 1 billion are multidimensionally poor; as they are forced to live without basic needs such as food and water.
Poverty amplifies the risk of, and risks from, malnutrition. As many go hungry without the land or money to pay for food others, particularly in the west, remain malnourished but obese as they fill up on poor quality processed foods. Hunger is often seen as a lack of food but it can also mean an overall lack of essential nutrients in the diet.
Around 45% of death among children under 5years of age are linked to undernutrition.
Globally in 2020, 149 million children under 5 were estimated to be stunted (too short for age), 45 million were estimated to be wasted (too thin for height), and 38.9 million were overweight or obese. (WHO fact sheet 2020)
Safe Haven a Ray of Hope aims for a world free of all forms of malnutrition, where all people achieve health and wellbeing.