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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00971
Date : 24/02/2022
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Kismayo, General Hospital stabilization centre, Intensive Care Unit. Portrait of a mother with her child suffering from malnutrition.
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

Mothers or caregivers stay with the baby for the duration of the treatment. They receive three-meals a day and are trained on nutrition and proper breast-feeding habits. Bolay Hussein’s daughter is in the second phase of the treatment program at the 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 : 2001x3000
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour