Getting children back into school after emergencies
Lahat Dapat is Save the Children’s biggest campaign yet against hunger and malnutrition in the Philippines.
In all its forms, malnutrition remains to be a pressing concern that troubles millions of children in the country.
Currently, the Philippines is among the top ten countries in the world with the most number of malnourished children. It has been reported that 2.7 million Filipino children experience hunger due to lack of food and extreme poverty, while 1.5 million go to bed without eating for the entire day. As a result, the Philippines ranks 9th in the world with the highest number of stunted children, which means that children are too short or underdeveloped for their age.
But malnutrition is not just being too thin or too small. This negatively affects children’s health, school performance, labor force participation, and eventual productivity in life. The World Bank estimates that 1 percent loss in adult height due to stunting leads to 1.4 percent loss in economic productivity.
LAHAT DAPAT captures what our programs aim to provide and achieve for Filipino children in need.
Save the Children believes that all children should have fair and equal access to nutritious food. With our commitment to provide children with immediate and lasting change, we strive to exhaust all means to provide them with the proper nutrition they deserve. With this, we call on the government, civil society and public to step up efforts in reducing child malnutrition especially during the first 1,000 days.
But we cannot achieve this without everyone’s action. With your support, we can ensure that no child suffers from malnutrition’s irreversible impact.