Malnutrition

Moses Soro is an MSF Finance & HR Manager based in the UK. From child refugee to MSF field worker, he shares his story… 

Plumpy’nut. I hadn’t seen it for decades. 

A growing, yet largely ignored, malnutrition crisis is unfolding in northwest Nigeria, which threatens the lives of tens of thousands of children, Médecins Sans Frontières /Doctors Without Borders (MSF) warned today. Since January, MSF teams, working in partnership with Nigerian health authorities...
Since May, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been witnessing an unprecedented influx of malnourished children to our nutrition centre in Maiduguri, Nigeria, suggesting an alarming nutritional crisis in Borno state. We are therefore calling for an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response in...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing alarming indications of a deadly and escalating nutritional crisis in Ethiopia’s Afar region, requiring an urgent scale up of the humanitarian response. In Afar, hundreds of thousands of people have fled from recent conflict only to find themselves...
Dr Mohammed* is at an MSF hospital in Lashkar Gah, where hundreds of mothers and children are arriving after long journeys to reach care. Four hundred. This is the number of severely malnourished children we are treating every month at Boost Hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan. Every one of these...
Eight months on since flooding began, people in Unity State, northern South Sudan, continue to suffer, stuck in poor living conditions and at risk of outbreaks of infectious and waterborne diseases. Spread across several makeshift camp sites, they face food insecurity, a loss of income,...
People in Bentiu in northern South Sudan are facing outbreaks to infectious and waterborne diseases, increased food insecurity and malnutrition, due to some of the most severe floods in decades. A failure from humanitarian organisations and authorities to scale up quickly enough in response has...
The Afghan healthcare system has been fragile and plagued by major gaps for years now, and the suspension of international aid as a result of the recent political developments has further deteriorated the situation. In Herat, Médecins Sans Frontières is witnessing a worrying increase in...
On Monday 7 June 2021, the city of Boga’s General Referral Hospital (GRH), which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF), has been the target of a deliberate attack in the context of ongoing clashes in the city. The overall toll of the clashes so far is estimated at...

Since the end of March, MSF teams have been responding to one of the worst food and nutrition crises ever experienced in southern Madagascar.

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