Posted by: APO | 30 March 2017

As famine looms, malnutrition and disease rise sharply among children in Somalia

As the spectre of famine hangs once again over Somalia, early numbers show an increasing number of children suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and cholera or acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) — a combination that killed many children in the famine of 2011. More than 35,400 children suffering from SAM were treated with life-saving therapeutic food at hundreds of nutrition centres across Somalia… Read more on


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