Malnutrition

An alarming situation is unfolding in southeast Madagascar, where malnutrition is on the rise in rural communities. People in the southeastern Ikongo district face acute food shortages after harvests were destroyed in last year’s cyclones. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)...
Hospital admissions of children suffering from severe malnutrition have spiked in Dagahaley, one of three refugee camps in the Dadaab refugee complex, amid worsening humanitarian conditions in the overcrowded camps, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In 2022, MSF treated a record 12,007 patients...
As Somalia approaches the fifth consecutive rainy season that is forecasted to fail, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical teams have been increasing the coverage of our nutrition programmes to meet the significant increase of acutely malnourished children in Baidoa city, in South West state. The...
As the malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria continues at catastrophic levels, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is calling for the humanitarian community to respond to the emergency needs of people in the region, and for northwest Nigeria to be included in the UN’s humanitarian response plan,...

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,...
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