5-28 | As a food crisis in Chad continues to grow, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is expanding the number of emergency malnutrition treatment programs in the country to help curb soaring levels of severe acute malnutrition. Even in a normal year, Chad has one of the highest rates of chronic malnutrition in the world. In early 2012, in some areas of the country, rates of global acute malnutrition as high as 24 percent were reported, among children under the age of five.
5-17 | The increase of violence and fighting since last Saturday in southern Yemen has led to a high number of victims and wounded among civilians. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams already received and treated 8 severely injured patients at Aden hospital, transferred from Jaar Health Post, and 43 were received at Lawdar Hospital, both supported by MSF.
5-4 | Food and water are scarce in Chad’s eastern city of Biltine, and some families are down to their last two weeks’ worth of food, says MSF’s Dr. Kodjo EDOH. As a result, malnutrition rates amongst children are soaring. Elsewhere in the country, measles and a deadly epidemic of meningitis have broken out. “Our first priority is to reduce the mortality rate of the one in four children who are malnourished”
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3-30 | Immediate response needed to save lives and prevent deeper health crisis, says MSFSevere acute malnutrition in parts of Chad’s Sahel belt has reached emergency levels and requires immediate life-saving intervention, according to the humanitarian agency Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In addition, an urgent response is also needed now to contain an expanding meningitis outbreak.