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Nutrition

Health is wealth. Hunger and malnutrition are synonymous with refugees and displaced populations. In an emergency, factors such as civil security, food availability and accessibility, access to health services, and the sufficiency of help delivery determine the risk of malnutrition. Malnutrition affects all age groups, including newborns, children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
The goals of nutrition during emergency situations are to reduce deaths and to defend people’s right to food. When a calamity comes, those who are already hungry are more susceptible to illness and death. Malnutrition is a risk among the areas impacted by the emergency because of a shortage of food or access to inadequate food and water, poor sanitation, and a lack of access to health care.
JDPC Maiduguri in 2021 was able to reach 27,147 Mild Acute Malnutrition (MAM) out of which 98% recovered. She also successfully referred 1723 Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) cases, among which 81% were treated while 23917 caregivers benefitted from the Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF) programme.