Child malnutrition rates rise in Chad

Published on 28 September 2010

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) say they will go beyond what they call "business as usual" to ensure people get fed. (..) The UN's World Food Programme or WFP has responded to the lack of food by setting up a series of centres in an attempt to meet the nutritional needs of children and other malnourished people. It's hoped the food will get families through the so-called 'lean season' when food is in short supply and expensive, far beyond the financial means of Chad's poorest people. Jean-Luc Siblot is the Country Director for WFP in Chad: "WFP is putting all its efforts in terms of logistics, in terms of staffing, in terms of nutrition activities, etc to bring down this problem of malnutrition."

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