A complex series of nutritional crises is unfolding across the nations of Africa’s Sahel region, where one million children will be treated for malnutrition this year, according to UNICEF. Malnutrition rates always hover near warning level in this mostly desert region, but during the hunger gap, the number of cases spikes and hundreds of thousands of children become at risk of death.
MSF is expanding its nutritional activities to address this seasonal “peak” in malnutrition rates, while also developing longer-term approaches it can integrate into its regular programs in order to provide lasting ways to mitigate this chronic health crisis. To read more on MSF's new approach to malnutrition in the Sahel, click here.
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