Providing nutritional support in the Somalia drought
Somalia is facing its worst drought in 40 years causing extreme hunger and malnutrition among families. Seven-month-old Hamdi was brought to a World Vision nutrition clinic in Somalia and found to be severely malnourished, weighing only four kilograms at the time.
Now, Hamdi’s health has significantly improved. In her follow-up visit, she weighed just over five kilograms, and her severe cough has completely cleared. World Vision registered Hamdi’s mother as one of the unconditional cash beneficiaries to ensure Hamdi and her siblings don’t relapse back to full malnutrition. She will receive $150 for up to six months.
Hamdi’s mother feels optimistic about the future and thanked World Vision for the lifesaving malnutrition programme and cash interventions.