Right to Nutrition
Our Impact over the last 10 years
Today, more vulnerable children are becoming malnourished due to the deteriorating quality of their diets and the multiple shocks created by the COVID-19 pandemic and its containment measures. In 2020, UNICEF and its partners tipped that an additional 6.7 million children over the edge to become wasted during its first year, as a result of the pandemic.
In response to this urgent need in the lives of children, we established the Right to Nutrition programme, through which we mobilise members of the GNRC and other partners, particularly at grassroots level, to ensure that all children have access to safe, nutritious and adequate food, all year round. In this way, key drivers and root causes of poverty – hunger and malnutrition – can be effectively tackled. GNRC members from Colombia, Cuba and Mexico have initiated and carried out activities and processes aimed at alleviating malnutrition in children. Working closely with these partners, we aim to contribute to mitigating the malnutrition challenge in children which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and in turn threatens to push more children into deeper poverty.