8-17 | Hadija Isaac ABDU toys with the plastic syringe that she uses to feed her severely malnourished three-year-old son at the MSF stabilisation centre in Malkadida refugee camp. “We are farmers; we grow corn and sorghum. We had cows. The crops failed because of the drought and when the cattle died we decided to leave. We had to walk for seven days without food to get here. The only food we ate was what people gave us along the way.”
8-16 | Interview with Mohamed Somane ABDI, MSF Assistant Project Coordinator, Marere, southern Somalia
8-15 | Last week, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has sent medical teams and four charter planes carrying 55 tons of medical equipment, medicines and therapeutic food to Mogadishu in response to the crisis in Somalia. In the past weeks, an estimated 100,000 people have fled from south and central Somalia to the capital to seek assistance.
8-12 | Abdi Osman ISSA, supervisor of the inpatient and outpatient departments at MSF’s hospital in Marere, southern Somalia: I can tell you that I have never seen a situation like this in all the years I have been working with MSF. Not only are we seeing malnourished children, we are also seeing adults with malnutrition. The adults who come to us are clearly, visibly malnourished – so you can just imagine what the children look like.