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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00968
Date : 24/02/2022
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Kismayo, General Hospital stabilization centre, Intensive Care Unit. A mother watches over her two-year-old daughter as she sleeps.
Photographer : MOHAMED, Abdikarim
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery 17.03.2022:
"Somalia: Life-saving assistance to people affected by the drought:

Faadumo Ali watches over her two-year-old daughter as she sleeps at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Kismayo General Hospital stabilization centre. They have been here for just over a week and her daughter is responding well to the treatment. When she came in, her whole body was swollen, a tell-tale symptom of a condition called oedema which is as result of fluid retention. “I brought my daughter here and she was all swollen. I'm staying with her, and she is getting treatment. She is still a bit tired, but the swelling is not as bad as it was,” says Faadumo while seated with her daughter in the ICU wing of the stabilization centre.

More and more mothers are streaming into hospitals seeking life-saving treatment for their sick children. In Kismayo General Hospital, where one of the few stabilization centers in the country is located, admissions of children under the age of five have been on the rise since October last year. A similar center located in Baidoa Regional Hospital, in Somalia's central Bay region, is witnessing a similar trend. These two centers strictly cater for critical cases."
Resolution : 3000x2001
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour