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18 March 2014

Malnutrition’s “Perfect Storm” in Central African Republic

The number of malnourished  kids in one health centre in Bangui has doubled since last year, says Susan Shepherd, a paediatrician working for WFP in the Central African Republic. It’s no surprise, she explains, in a situation where families have been uprooted by conflict. They have no work, no access to health care and getting food is increasingly hard. To combat the problem, WFP is putting highly nutritious food into family rations it is distributing here and elsewhere in the country.