Tag: malnutrition

Threat of malnutrition still high in Somalia despite onset of rains

Threat of malnutrition still high in Somalia despite onset of rains

Rains in Somalia have brought relief from drought but malnutrition remains a threat, the International Red Cross said on Friday, with the number of children admitted to its feeding centers nationwide nearly doubling over the last year. But rains began in parts of the country in the second week of April and have since spread […]

May 21, 2017 | By | Reply More
Thousands of Rohingya children are victims of unbearable acts of army cruelty

Thousands of Rohingya children are victims of unbearable acts of army cruelty

UN report says fears are growing for the lives of several thousand children in northwest Burma suffering aftermath of Myanmar army’s torture, rape and murder of Rohingya Muslims. Children facing severe malnutrition and lack of medical care but denied vital aid after a sweeping military crackdown against suspected Rohingya militants. Several UN agencies trying to […]

March 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Yemen’s children starve as war drags on, bloodshed continue

Yemen’s children starve as war drags on, bloodshed continue

As the first light of dawn trickles in through the hospital window, 19-year-old Mohammed Ali learns that his two-year-old cousin has died of hunger. But he has to remain strong for his little brother Mohannad, who could be next. He holds his brother’s hand as the five-year-old struggles to breathe, his skin stretched tight over […]

January 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Aid group: Syrian children at risk of malnutrition

Sep 24, – As Syria’s civil war rages into its third year, millions of children in the country are at risk of malnutrition and face severe food shortages, an international aid organization has warned. Save the Children said four million Syrians — more than half of them children — are unable to produce or buy […]

September 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Romania: Camp commander accused of 103 deaths

Romania: Camp commander accused of 103 deaths

Sep 19, – A Romanian institute urged prosecutors on Wednesday to bring genocide charges against the Communist commander of a former Romanian labor camp, saying he was responsible for 103 deaths. Ion Ficior, 85, was deputy commander then commander of the Periprava labor camp from 1958 to 1963. The camp in the remote Danube Delta […]

September 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti crisis deepening

2 out of 3 people face hunger as Haiti crisis deepening

June 10, BELLE ANSE, Haiti (AP) — The hair on broomstick-thin children has turned patchy and orangish, their stomachs have ballooned to the size of their heads and many look half their age — the tell-tale signs of malnutrition. Mabriole town official Geneus Lissage fears that death is imminent for these children if Haitian authorities […]

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