West Africa's Youth Malnourished
Approximately 1.4 million children in the Sahel region are expected to be malnourished in 2013 following several crises that left many families heavily in debt and without seeds to plant.
West Africa: Malnourished to Remain Above One Million in 2013
UN Integrated Regional Information Networks, 20 December 2012
Despite good rains across much of the Sahel this year, 1.4 million children are expected to be malnourished - up from one million in 2013, according to the 2013 Sahel regional... read more »
18 Years Old Ashta Mohamet and her daughter during a consultation by MSF nurse Jean Blaise Djedouboum at MSF's Ambulant Therapeutic Feeding Center (ATFC) in Koudiguine. Since April MSF runs a feeding programme in 11 health centers in Biltine district.
Vanguard, 10 December 2012
Malnutrition occurs whenever a child is not getting enough food or eating balanced diets. The consequences of malnutrition can be dire, as the United Nations Standing Committee on... read more »
United Nations World Food Programme, 20 November 2012
Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the life of every child. Without it, children cannot grow up to reach their full potential and face health risks like stunting that haunt them... read more »
Medecins Sans Frontieres, 25 October 2012
The harvest is almost in, but MSF continues to admit new patients to its emergency feeding programme in eastern Chadread more »
More than a third of child deaths in Kenya are due to undernutrition. What's more, Kenya annually loses U.S.$2.8 billion of its GDP to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. AllAfrica ... Read more »