Sunday, 31 March 2013

MALNUTRITION: Mali: WFP continues hunger relief in war-torn Mali

Critical to WFP's strategy is aid to small children and mothers who are most vulnerable to malnutrition. Health centers have been set up in part of Northern Mali, a region which suffered through a conflict between the government and rebel groups.
WFP says close to 2,700 children aged 6-59 months were treated for moderate malnutrition in the northern city of Gao. Action Against Hunger is WFP's partner in this area.
Around 20,600 children and 4,000 pregnant women and nursing mothers have been reached with food assistance in Northern Mali thus far. School feeding has been provided to over ten thousand children with plans to soon expand.
In southern Mali, over the month of January, WFP assisted 101,617 beneficiaries through food distributions, nutrition programs and emergency school feeding.
WFP is not only providing aid to war and drought victims in Mali but also tens of thousands who fled the country following the outbreak of violence.

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