Emergency Response Project Offers Nutritional Services

The Emergency Response Project launched in October 2019 in response to a large amount of displacements. Made up of 66 camps, the project’s mission is to offer life-saving nutritional services to the most vulnerable people, focusing on young children. In emergency situations, 11 mobile clinics provide nutritional interventions, supplying micronutrients and optimized nutrition to mothers.

Project activities include:

  • MUAC (middle upper arm circumference) measurement to test the state of malnutrition for children between the ages of six months to five years, as well as pregnant or nursing mothers
  • Malnutrition case referrals for children under five with medical issues, pregnant or nursing mothers with medical issues, disabled beneficiaries, and beneficiaries who show signs of abuse or violence
  • Awareness sessions on recommended feeding practices and hand washing, IYCF-E (infant and young child feeding in emergencies) consultations, nutritional texts, community mobilization
  • Distribution of nutrients/nutritional supplements for prevention of anemia and malnutrition among children under 5 and pregnant or nursing mothers