AACE FOODS FEED THE CHILDREN FUND was initiated by AACE Foods Processing & Distribution Limited to provide at least 2,500 displaced children with nutritious food for 3 months.
For just $5, you can feed one child for a week. For $50,000 we can collectively feed 2,500 children for 3 months.
CHILDREN IN IDP CAMPS
Prior to the Boko Haram insurgency, according to the 2008 DHS Survey, 41% of Nigerian children under 5 were stunted. Pockets of Northern Nigeria had rates closer to 60%. Sadly, anecdotal evidence suggests that in the IDP camps, with many orphans, fighting for survival, the rates of malnutrition are even higher!
Malnutrition is one of the leading causes of child death in Nigeria, and leads to serious life-long consequences for children that survive.
Despite the efforts of the Nigerian government, private and nonprofit organizations, the numbers of children in IDP camps continues to rise and their malnutrition burden persists.
As at April 2015, 1,491,706 people have taken refuge in the IDP camps in Nigeria in the following 6 states such as Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe State.