UNICEF- 1200 Refugee Children Suffering from Acute Malnutrition
At least 1,150 children under five years who fled the South Sudan clashes with their parents into Uganda suffer from acute malnutrition, according to Medical Team International-MTI.
Medical Team International is working in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for refugees-UNHCR to manage the affected children.
Catherine Ntabadde Makumbi, the UNICEF Communications Specialist, says children between 2 and 5 years of age are most affected.
According to Makumbi, UNICEF has distributed a total of 2,650 cartons of therapeutic feeds comprised of plumpy nuts to the refugee hosting districts including Adjumani, Arua, Kiryandongo and Yumbe.
Each of cartons has 150 sachets.
She explains that UNICEF is also providing other therapeutic feeds like milk and glucose for rehydrating malnourished children, which are given to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition under intensive care.