Ensuring that people have access to adequate nutrient-rich food and safe water is essential for protecting the safety, health and well-being of refugees . For this reason, this lesson strives to educate students on the nutritional needs of all the refugees across the world.
There is a clear link between malnutrition and the refugee crisis. This lesson explores communicable diseases brought on in part by malnutrition specific to refugees. Mass population movements can result in high rates of malnutrition, sickness and even death. Shortage of food may also make people more vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Poor quality diets contribute to delayed childhood development, causing irreparable damage due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the refugee child.