Published on 04 May 2009

A serious malnutrition situation is emerging in Siraro, Shashemane, Shala, Arsi Negelle and Adaba woredas in West Arsi zone in Oromiya with admissions to feeding centers increasing rapidly (over ,000 children in one week’s time). Screening by the regional health bureau with support from UNICEF is ongoing. Relief food including blanket blended food has been dispatched to over 68,000 beneficiaries. Review of the nutrition situation in east and west Hararghe of Oromiya by a joint WFP/UNICEF team is planned for this week.