Chad, Kanem region, Mother and Child Health Center in Wadjgui, 24 September 2012
Mothers bring their children to the health center where they are measured using the MUAC system and weighed to assess their nutritional state. Mothers that have children that are just under the standard measurements receive a ration of Super Cereal and oil.
Chad, Abeche, 27 September 2012
In the regional hospital of Abeche moderately and severely malnourished children receive supplementary food from WFP and medical treatment through UNICEF.
Via the World Food Programme the European Union provides food assistance to mothers of moderately malnourished children and mothers of acutely malnourished children, the latter also receive additional food rations to bring home in order to feed the children they have left behind for the period of time they will spend in the hospital with their malnourished children.
Left Photo: Moderately malnourished child being measured and weighed to assess the condition.
Right Photo: This mother of five has been in the hospital with her youngest daughter for four days and said she is thankful that she managed to send food home for her other four children.
Photos: WFP/Rein Skullerud