CHILDREN SUFFERING FROM SEVERE ACUTE MALNUTRITION ADMITTED TO THE FEEDING CENTER BETWEEN APRIL AND JULY
CHILDREN ADMITTED TO PEDIATRICS BETWEEN APRIL AND JULY
MOTHERS TRAINED TO SCREEN FOR MALNUTRITION
Since 2015, the conflict between armed groups in the Lake Chad Basin has led to the displacement of more than 2.4 million people in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. In total, it is estimated that 20 million people are affected by this growing insecurity.
In the Far North, populations recurrently face various crises (climate, epidemics, food, etc.), which increasingly isolates the region from the rest of the country. The Far North reports more than 65,000 Nigerian refugees and 190,000 internally displaced persons in its territory. The prevalence of severe acute malnutrition in the Far North region reaches 2.2%, which is above the emergency threshold.
Since May 2016, ALIMA has resumed all medical and nutritional care at the Mokolo district hospital, near the Nigerian border. ALIMA provides nutritional and pediatric care for children under the age of 5 who suffer from medical complications and require hospitalization.
At the intensive therapeutic feeding center at Mokolo Hospital, ALIMA teams treat children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. The organization also hospitalizes and treats refugee children from the Minawao camp, which represent more than 30% of admissions. The most frequently treated pathologies include respiratory infections, neonatal infections, watery diarrhea, and malaria.