He’s two years old but he cannot walk

Habi, grandmother from Niger

Aboubacar weighs half of what he should for his age, which means he’s severely malnourished. Habi, his grandmother, can only feed him porridge with milk and sugar. But she doesn’t have enough nutritious food to help him grow properly. They live in Niger in the Sahel region of Africa – drought, lack of food and illness is all too common here.

I want him to be healthy and grow up like everybody else

We know that the first 1,000 days between pregnancy and a child’s third birthday is crucial because basic health care and nutritional support during this time could save their life. After this window of opportunity it is more difficult to undo the irreversible harm malnutrition causes.

Across the world CARE is trying to reach as many families as possible through health and nutrition programmes – from places like Niger and Somalia to Uganda and Yemen. But in many countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, children still face a daily struggle to survive. Now is the time for us to stand alongside the world’s most vulnerable families, and help children have a life to live.

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