Contents of the Save the Children Village
Today about 200 million children under the age of five suffer from some form of malnutrition. Of the more than six million who die each year from preventable diseases before the age of five years old, about three million die from causes related to malnutrition. These are unacceptable figures. It is for this reason that Save the Children is committed to preventing deaths and bringing treatment, care and food to the poorest areas of the world. In October 2009, Save the Children launched Every One, a large global campaign to put a stop to childhood mortality and to effectively contribute to the achievement of the 4th Millennium Development Goal: reducing child mortality by two thirds by 2015.
Participation in Expo Milano 2015 is an important step in the raising of awareness on these issues, for both individual visitors and institutions, on the causes and the effects of malnutrition. At Expo Milano 2015 visitors learn more about the current challenges in these areas and the most effective solutions to combat them.
During the six months, Save the Children will organize activities, workshops, and educational courses for adults and children so that they can study - on the exposition site - the themes of nutrition and malnutrition and "nutrition-sensitive" agricultural development.
Save the Children
Save the Children is the most important independent organization and since 1919 it has been dedicated to saving children in danger and promoting their rights immediately and everywhere, through effective, innovative and sustainable programs. It works with courage, passion and skill, actively involving the children themselves, their families, local communities, supporters and partners.