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Quoted: 'Children under five show most signs of malnutrition'
August 19, 2011 by The IRC
|Hussein Amin, a newly-arrived refugee from the Somali city of Kismayo, feeds his daughter Ladan in the IRC hospital's stabilization center in Dadaab. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC|
"They are emaciated. Some of them are so sick that we have to refer them to our inpatient facility immediately upon seeing them.”
- The International Rescue Committe's Dr. Milhia Kader, describing the malnourished children who are arriving at the Hagadera Camp in Dadaab, Kenya with their families after fleeing drought in Somalia. She says the biggest concern is with children less than five years of age.