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Reference : V-P-SO-E-00989
Date : 02/11/2022
Country/Region : SOMALIA
Caption : Baidoa, Bay Regional Hospital, Intensive care unit. This mother had to make a 75 km trip from her village, with her ailing one year old son, to receive specialized treatment against malnutrition. Having responded positively to the treatment, becoming livelier and more playful, he is due to move to the next phase of treatment and the doctors are confident he will make a full recovery.
Photographer : TAAXTA, Ismail
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : The facility, which is located in central Somalia has seen a spike in cases of severely acute malnourished children, notably because of the ongoing drought in the country.

“By car, when you depart [from my village Ooflow] in the morning, you will arrive in the evening. The hospital is not close” says the mother.
Resolution : 3000x2001
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour