In times of crisis, Edesia's ready-to-use foods have a life-changing impact.
In 2015 Edesia sent urgently needed shipments of Plump'Nut and Plumpy'Sup to help mitigate the looming humanitarian crisis precipitated by the El Nino weather pattern and severe drought.
In 2011 Edesia started shipping Enov'Nutributter to help improve the quality of the food rations given to refugee children between the ages of six months and two years.
The most widespread outbreak of Ebola virus started in Guinea in December 2013. Over the next two years, it continued to spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone causing significant mortality and disrupting livelihoods. As part of the response, Edesia sent RUTF to Ebola-affected areas to treat children with severe acute malnutrition.
In 2014 Edesia responded to an urgent plea for help from the Sisters of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of South Sudan, an unstable region where millions of people live with the threat of unprovoked bombings. In partnership with the Salomon Family Foundation, Edesia shipped supplies of Plumpy'Nut and Plumpy'Sup and — for the very first time — the hospital could offer a solution to treat severely malnourished children.
In 2013 catastrophic Typhoon Haiyan swept across the Philippines leaving millions of survivors without food, water, and shelter. In partnership with This Bar Saves Lives, Edesia shipped five metric tons of Plumpy'Nut to help children in crisis stay nourished.
Continued drought and food price increases in the Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal) threatened the food security of millions of people, including over 1 million children who were projected to be at risk of acute malnutrition.
By the end of 2012, UNICEF had treated over 800,000 children with severe acute malnutrition using RUTF. World Food Programme also used RUSF to treat and prevent moderate acute malnutrition throughout the region. Edesia sent product to Somalia, Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, and Senegal.
This wide-spread humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Yemen, Eritrea, Djibouti, Sudan) was a result of prolonged drought, rapidly increasing food prices, and escalating conflict, leading to more than 13 million in need of humanitarian assistance. In some regions, acute malnutrition rates in children under the age of five reached 30%.
Edesia, along with other producers of ready-to-use foods, responded to the procurement needs of UN agencies by producing and shipping more than 30,000 metric tons of RUTF for the region. In addition, Edesia was part of the very first procurement of RUTF by USAID that went to this region. Edesia products went to Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan.
Heavy monsoon rains in mid-2010 led to the flooding of more than one fifth of Pakistan’s land area, affecting 20 million people, including 2.8 million children under five years of age.
Edesia produced and assisted with the airlift of two planes filled with lifesaving ready-to-use foods to help ease the subsequent malnutrition crisis in the region. Edesia sent shipments in both 2010 and 2011.
The devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit 16 miles west of Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, with an estimated three million people affected.
The first product to come out of Edesia’s brand new factory was RUSF for UN agencies and other partners to be used in feeding programs set up in and around Port-au-Prince.
Since production began in 2010, our lifesaving foods have reached over 4 million children in 48 countries.
Our impact around the world