Whenever I look at the pictures from my time in northeastern Nigeria in October documenting the severe acute malnutrition crisis, I wonder where these children are now, did they improve, did they survive? I always stop for a long time on this photo, the story was so heart-breaking: his mother had died and because he hadn't been receiving breast milk, he was being treated in an ICU clinic in Monguno. The way his hand holds onto his grandmother's is so tender.
Nearly 55,000 people are living in famine-like conditions in northeastern Nigeria, which could double this year. Aid organizations are still severely underfunded, but @theirc
, among others, are working hard and making a noticeable difference when they can reach people. #health #malnutrition #borno #family #community #outreach #support