A week into their treatment, “The twins have stopped coughing. They`re happy now,” says Sada. “They don`t have water in their village and they`re using water here now, daily. There is improvement, but they`re not gaining enough weight. If we continue with the f100, they will gain weight.”
Yet Radia and Fatia are just two of thousands of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition, following two consecutive seasons of failed rains.
For mother-of-two Mirama from Fentale, “We are without proper food right now. I am scared that in the future Abdi will be affected by malnutrition,” she says of her week-old son.
“Our staple food is maize and we can`t grow it if there is no rain. Due to the drought, we are not able to grow any crops. Our livestock in the village have been unable to reproduce, so we`re left without any money now and no food this year.”