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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00970
Date : 24/02/2022
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Kismayo, General Hospital stabilization centre, Intensive Care Unit. Portrait of a child admitted in the intensive care unit.
Photographer : ABDIKARIM, Mohamed
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

Ikraan Abdiaziz in the ICU ward of the Kismayo stabilization center. Humanitarian forecasts warn that 1.4 million children, nearly half of Somalia’s under five population, are likely to suffer from acute malnutrition if the drought conditions persist.

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

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