Photo: An MSF staff member measures a child’s mid-upper arm circumferance to check for malnutrition in Mogadishu. Somalia 2012 © Mike Woodman/MSF
Responding to Urgent Nutritional Needs on the Outskirts of Mogadishu
Years of intense violence, drought, malnutrition, and infectious disease have wrecked the Somali health system and displaced thousands of Somalis from their homes. While food security seems to have improved since 2011, MSF assessment shows that malnutrition rates are still alarming in many parts of the country, including the outskirts of Mogadishu.
According to this assessment, one in four children living in camps outside the Somali capital are malnourished. In response to this critical situation, an MSF team launched an emergency three-day intervention to provide urgent nutritional treatment and on-site medical care to children under the age of five.

Photo: An MSF staff member measures a child’s mid-upper arm circumferance to check for malnutrition in Mogadishu. Somalia 2012 © Mike Woodman/MSF

Responding to Urgent Nutritional Needs on the Outskirts of Mogadishu

Years of intense violence, drought, malnutrition, and infectious disease have wrecked the Somali health system and displaced thousands of Somalis from their homes. While food security seems to have improved since 2011, MSF assessment shows that malnutrition rates are still alarming in many parts of the country, including the outskirts of Mogadishu.

According to this assessment, one in four children living in camps outside the Somali capital are malnourished. In response to this critical situation, an MSF team launched an emergency three-day intervention to provide urgent nutritional treatment and on-site medical care to children under the age of five.

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