Nutrition

As families’ livelihoods are eroded, access to food becomes more difficult and rates of disease rise, children in Syria are becoming more vulnerable to malnutrition.

To prevent malnutrition amongst children, Save the Children has established and is supporting 13 nutrition centres in camps and villages to screen young children for malnutrition, provide nutrition advice to mothers including breastfeeding support and counselling, and provide families with infants with fresh food baskets.

Around 21,000 mothers have so far been supported through our Infant and Young Child Feeding education programme, and more than 18,500 infants have benefitted from our nutrition activities.