Therapeutic Food

Children who flee often don’t eat for days on end and arrive to camps malnourished. You can provide a supply of therapeutic food and help a severely malnourished refugee child recover.


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A paste that packs a powerful nutritional punch

 

Ready-to-use therapeutic food is a revolutionary product that can bring a child from the brink of starvation back to health in a matter of weeks.

It doesn’t have to be mixed with water and stays fresh after opening. Because it’s easy to administer, parents can give it to their children at home, which reduces the need for hospitalization. In a refugee situation, when electricity, clean water and healthcare facilities are scarce, therapeutic foods are the most practical way to give a refugee child the calories, vitamins and minerals they need to survive.

In a world where more than 3,000,000 children die of hunger each year, ready-to-use foods are a miracle product.

Syrian refugee Amani dresses Jena, her 8-month-old daughter, following an appointment with a nutritionist at a UNHCR-funded clinic in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Amani is also receiving a supply of ready-to-use food to take home for Jena.

Syrian refugee Amani dresses Jena, her 8-month-old daughter, following an appointment with a nutritionist at a UNHCR-funded clinic in Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp. Amani is also receiving a supply of ready-to-use food to take home for Jena.

A refugee from South Sudan, Rose feeds therapeutic foods to her son at a UNHCR-supported outpatient clinic in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. "When he was admitted, he almost died. Before he was not able to open his mouth to drink or eat properly," says Rose.

A refugee from South Sudan, Rose feeds therapeutic foods to her son at a UNHCR-supported outpatient clinic in Kenya’s Kakuma refugee camp. "When he was admitted, he almost died. Before he was not able to open his mouth to drink or eat properly," says Rose.

Five-year-old Shamha was diagnosed as malnourished when she arrived at the Mazrak camp in northwest Yemen after her family was forced to flee their home. She received a steady supply of therapeutic foods, and is now recovering according to Saleh, her relieved and grateful father.

Five-year-old Shamha was diagnosed as malnourished when she arrived at the Mazrak camp in northwest Yemen after her family was forced to flee their home. She received a steady supply of therapeutic foods, and is now recovering according to Saleh, her relieved and grateful father.

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