Malnutrition screenings in Filingue

Niger, February 20, 2012

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Photo Credit: Cassandra Nelson/Mercy Corps

Mothers — and often grandmothers caring for babies left orphaned — come to the nutritional screening center in Filingue, where Mercy Corps volunteers assess each child for malnourishment using arm measurements and a formula that takes into account age and weight. Those in need of immediate therapeutic feeding are referred to the medical clinic for further treatment and food provisions.

Read more about the food crisis in Niger.