May 26, 2017
Kenya: Fighting Malnutrition In Rural Communities
As a result of the drought conditions there has been a sharp increase in cases of malnutrition, AWD (Acute Watery Diarrhea – a precursor to cholera and a direct cause of malnutrition) and cholera itself.
In response to the crisis, our teams have scaled up their capacity in Somalia. We are providing the Bosaso General Hospital with additional resources and increasing our activities such as early detection, prevention and treatment of AWD, cholera and malaria through our mobile units.
We are also focused on providing care in rural areas, which have little to no access to health and medical facilities. Our teams, alongside a variety of humanitarian actors, are working tirelessly to prevent a repeat of the 2011 famine. For the latest information on the drought crisis in Somalia, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
An estimated 3 million Syrian refugees currently reside in Turkey. Many are unable to work and have little or no access to healthcare.
20 new displacements a minute. 10.3 million newly displaced due to a conflict. 2.8 million asylum seekers.