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MSC AND UNICEF

COMBATING CHILD MALNUTRITION TOGETHER

Famine has a devastating effect on the youngest and most vulnerable, with malnutrition claiming the lives of over one million children every year and stunting the physical and mental development of many more. And yet it takes so little to save these children: just 3 small sachets a day of a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food like Plumpy’Nut® or eeZeePaste Nut distributed through this UNICEF program. MSC is partnering UNICEF in this important project, contributing to the production and transportation of these Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods so that together we can help ensure the miracle of a child’s life is never deprived of its promise.

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UNICEF’S RELIEF PROGRAM FOR MALNOURISHED CHILDREN

Plumpy’Nut® is a Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food endorsed by the World Health Organization to treat severe acute malnutrition in just six weeks at home, without hospitalization. UNICEF organizes a complete family support program,monitoring each child’s progress and providing nutrition and health counselling. Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Foods are, where possible, made in their country of need using regional crops. This provides a double stimulus to the local economy, bringing empowerment and hope to the community. MSC and UNICEF have partnered to deliver Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food in crisis and emergency situations worldwide.

SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAM

ORGANIZATION: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund.
COUNTRIES: Least developed countries and countries in crisis and post-crisis situations.
PROJECT: Save children’s lives using Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food like Plumpy’Nut®. Therapeutic foods are complete dietary solutions used to treat severe malnutrition when ordinary foods would be ineffective or carry risks.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Highly-fortified peanut-based complete food that’s ready to be eaten direct from the sachet without cooking or adding water, so it can be given to children in any situation.
AGES: From as young as 6 months old and up.
STRATEGY: Deliver Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to children, supporting their families with medical monitoring plus nutrition and health counselling in their communities.
GOAL : $ 2,000,000 in three years.

BUILDING HOPE TOGETHER

MSC is proud to support UNICEF in this life-saving program, which is why we’re inviting you on board too. Whether you’re a parent or not, we all know that children are the future and deserve the best, that’s why children travel free all year on board our fleet.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

By donating just $1.50 you can help save children’s lives and give them hope for the future.

WANT TO HELP MORE?

There is no limit to how much you can donate if you wish to give more. A full treatment consisting of a six-week supply only costs around $.42. Each dollar you donate buys three sachets of Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food to help save a child’s life.

SINCE 2009 WE HAVE BEEN SPARKING HOPE IN CHILDREN’S LIVES

• Over $3 million collected for UNICEF thanks to MSC guests.
• Children’s education transformed in favelas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
• Sustained support for 126 vulnerable communities.
• Direct engagement with funded projects, including MSC community visits.

• Children’s education transformed in favelas of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
• Direct engagement with funded projects, including MSC community visits.

OUR PARTNERS' WORDS

“You have given us the joy of living and believing in our dreams”. Adelina Gomes de Souza, Community Leader Brâsilandia “Our partnership with MSC meant more than being able to count on a great supporter, it meant gaining thousands of partners for children around the world”. Silvio Manoug Kaloustian, UNICEF Brazil

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