Nutrition and Vitality
Tackling Food Security and Improving Nutrition
Food insecurity is a global crisis and it brings widespread health issues with it
that MedGlobal are dedicated to tackling.
The major drivers of acute food insecurity worldwide are war, conflict, and insecurity, natural disasters and weather extremes from climate change, and economic shocks: qualities that are common in the crisis-affected areas where MedGlobal works. Food insecurity is closely linked to nutrition and can lead to both overweight and obesity or, more common in the areas where we work, malnutrition.
Nutrition, in turn, is closely linked to health. People who eat diets lacking nutritious foods have higher rates of underlying health conditions, such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and hypertension.
MedGlobal is working to improve the food security and nutrition of the communities we work in and ensure sustainable support to improve their long-term health, and your generosity can make all the difference.
MedGlobal’s Fight Against
In addition to providing care for the health issues that stem from food insecurity and poor nutrition, MedGlobal addresses food crises directly. We offer emergency food assistance for vulnerable people in acute need. MedGlobal also provides sustainable support for malnutrition, tailored to the needs of the communities we serve.
We have distributed nutritional food and supplements in response to disasters and emergencies. For example, at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic we supported meal services at a quarantine center in Darkoush, Syria and distributed food baskets in five camps of internally displaced persons in Al Hudaydah, Yemen. Currently, we provide one meal per day for Venezuelan refugees and migrants at a soup kitchen in La Parada, Colombia, which is immediately adjacent to the Venezuelan border.
Visit https://medglobal.org/food-security-and-nutrition/ for more examples of MedGlobal’s work with food and security.