Story of Zakariya - High malnutrition rate continue to threat the lives of children, especially among the displaced
For days, little Zakariya Abdullahi, 2, had had high fever and been losing weight rapidly, right under the eyes of his mother. His family, like millions of other displaced people, struggled to make ends meet. The only thing they had to eat was a little bit of milk and porridge every day. “I lost hope when I saw his condition deteriorating,” recalled the mother. “I thought he would never get better.”
UNICEF Somalia Annual Report 2017
The devastating 2017 drought was felt throughout Somalia, and UNICEF scaled up its operations to mitigate the worst effects. As both the Gu (April/May) and the Deyr (November/December) rains failed, we saw animals die, crops fail and a huge exodus of people from their homes to makeshift camps in desperate search of assistance.
UNICEF: Humanitarian Situation Report 8/2018: August 2018