Malnutrition

Ethiopia: Alarming rates of malnutrition among displaced people in southern Ethiopia

Addis Ababa/Nairobi - Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched an emergency intervention in the Gedeo area of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region (SNNPR), and is calling on humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia to urgently scale up their support for the internally displaced people (IDPs) in the numerous camps in the area. 

Libya: Alarming rates of malnutrition and inhumane conditions in Tripoli detention centre

Tripoli – Refugees and migrants arbitrarily held in Sabaa detention centre in Tripoli are suffering from alarming rates of acute malnutrition, while some were recently locked in a small room with only 0.7 m2 of space per person, says international medical organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). There are currently over 300 detainees in Sabaa, including more than 100 children under 18 years old.

Submitted by admin on February 17, 2019

Jharkhand: What motherhood taught me about malnutrition

Subashini is from Jharkhand, where she works with MSF as a Community Health Educator to improve local communities’ understanding of health and nutrition. But it was her own experience as a young mother with a malnourished child that inspired her to help others avoid the same story. In this animated video by Susnata Paul, Subashini shares what motherhood taught her about malnutrition.

 

CAR: With improved access, malaria and malnutrition cases sharply rise in Bossangoa

Annassagie Fekujuna waits patiently in the nutrition department at Bossangoa’s University Hospital, in Ouham province, in north-west Central African Republic (CAR). The serene smile on her face contrasts with the scene around her; the busy ward is full of severely malnourished children, including her son Juvenal. Annassagie holds her son in her arms, while waiting for the daily distribution of milk to begin.