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Food and nutrition

Working to prevent and manage malnutrition and food crisis - saving lives and building resilience among children and communities

A third of all deaths of children aged under 5 in developing countries are linked to under nutrition.For those that survive, poor nutrition in the early years of life can have a serious impact on brain development – affecting their ability to learn, grow and prosper.

Plan strives to prevent and manage malnutrition and food crisis - saving lives and building resilience among children and communities.

Fighting malnutrition

Plan takes action before, during and after disasters by supporting programmes such as:
•malnutrition prevention and management
•food distribution
•school feeding
•agricultural activities
•cash and voucher-based support.


We also build the capacity of communities to address malnutrition, and use analysis and advocacy to influence policies and bring about lasting improvements.

Plan works in partnership to strengthen the effectiveness of humanitarian response and is a member of the global food security cluster* and the global nutrition cluster*.