For many years, children in Somalia have been dying from preventable diseases with the observable high rates of malnutrition thought to be a key driver of this. The poor nutrition and health condition of children has been escalated by unending conflict where children are sometimes taken as child soldiers. Poor child nutrition is associated with stunted development of children which affects their intellectual capacity later on in life thus further disadvantaging such individuals later on in life. At the same time lactating mothers are also vulnerable due to lack of nutrition and vitamins that can sustain them during the pregnancy.
In view of this, JCC offers basic nutrition advice to mothers and provides continuous nutrition monitoring through its various nutrition facilities and the health centers that JCC runs. JCC also provides school feeding programs for children who are unable to access basic nutritional services.