ReliefWeb » Document » Somalia: Technical Series Report No VI. 25 – Nutrition situation post Gu 2009

Somalia MapAn integrated analysis of the nutrition information from the Gu’ 09 season indicates a varied yet alarming situation throughout the country (See Map 1). Civil insecurity in Mogadishu leading to on-going population displacement, the severe and deepening drought conditions in Central regions, parts of the South and in the northwest regions and the continuing elevated commodity prices, are the key driving factors in the current analysis. High morbidity, disease outbreaks, limited access to basic services, and poor child care practices further underpin the chronic nutrition crisis faced by the Somali populations. Generally breastfeeding starts on day five of life and children often born already low birth weight and stunted are then offered solids and fluids prematurely

ReliefWeb » Document » Somalia: Technical Series Report No VI. 25 – Nutrition situation post Gu 2009

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