Malnutrition is taking its toll on Somali children

Published on 06 September 2011

Nearly too weak to cry, Masteha Jama Mohamed's three-month-old daughter is barely the length of her forearm, as the severely malnourished baby struggles for survival in famine-hit Somalia. (..) The World Food Programme has set up 23 feeding centres in the war-racked city, distributing food to nearly one million people last month. "It is the probably the most difficult operation we have anywhere in the world," said Barry Came, a WFP spokesman. "It is very hard to get on the ground to monitor what's happening."

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