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Reference : V-P-NG-E-01087
Date : 01/06/2021
Country/Region : NIGERIA
Caption : Adamawa State, Mubi, nutritional stabilization centre. A child suffering from malnutrition is taken care of in this ICRC-supported centre.
Photographer : SATOR, Fatima
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC's website, photo gallery, 26.08.2021.
"At one year and seven months, this child weighs 70 per cent less than the average weight of children his age. His mom stopped lactating and breastfeeding when she got pregnant again, while he could not feed himself. “We were told that it may be evil spirits, so we tried traditional herbs and medicine,” recalls his grandmother. “We fed him with noodles and porridge, but his condition kept getting worse.” The child is the newest patient at the centre. “I observe some improvement and I have hope. He is moving his hand again,” said his grandmother."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4288x2848
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour