WFP Increases Work To Address Rising Rates Of Malnutrition In Somalia With Support From Canada.
The nutrition situation in Somalia has rapidly deteriorated, with Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) rates remaining above the 15 per cent emergency threshold in many parts of the country.
Over 200,000 children are diagnosed with acute malnutrition, 40,000 of whom suffer from severe acute malnutrition, and face an even higher risk of death.
Since June WFP has expanded its nutritional assistance to combat the rising rates of malnutrition. In the capital, Mogadishu, WFP is treating over 30,000 children under five, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers suffering from acute moderate malnutrition.