Act now to help more children reach their 5th birthday

Will you donate today and help mothers protect their children from malnutrition?

Asma and Araf

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To be able to feed your child is the most basic instinct for any mother. Yet around the world, millions of mothers are giving birth to malnourished babies because they cannot access the food they need to have a healthy pregnancy.

  • 14 Million

    Nearly 14 million children suffer with severe malnutrition around the world

  • 25 %

    Malnutrition in mothers soars by 25% in a crisis

  • 150 times

    A child in Bangladesh is 150 times less likely to live to the age of five than a child in the UK

Ensuring women have access to essential healthcare and nutrition services before, during and after pregnancy can mean the difference between life and death.

Without urgent action today, millions of mothers and their children will be pushed into severe malnutrition with life-threatening consequences.

Will you donate today so that more children can reach their 5th birthday?

Yes, I'll give £20

£20 could help provide pregnant women with vitamins and medicines

Yes, I'll give £40

£40 could help mothers to grow nutritious food, to feed themselves and their baby

Yes, I'll give £60

£60 could help train community healthcare workers to identify malnutrition in babies and provide life-saving treatment

Asma's story

Asma with son Araf in health clinic

Image: Asma with her son Araf in a health clinic. © CARE/Sarah Easter

Asma’s story shows the difference your donations make. “When I was pregnant with my first child, I didn’t have access to a community clinic, and I knew very little about which foods my baby and I needed”, Asma told us. “I was always worried about what could happen.” Sadly, Asma’s child was born malnourished.

But Asma’s second pregnancy was much smoother due to the healthcare she received, delivered by CARE and our partner organisations. Now, Asma and both of her children are happy and healthy.

Your donations make a difference. Malnutrition and child mortality rates have reduced significantly in the last 15 years. But nearly half of all deaths among children under five are still linked to malnutrition.

Malnutrition is still a threat, and that's why we need your help.

Help mothers protect their children from malnutrition

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