A Medical Humanitarian Organisation Medicins sans Frontieres ( Doctors Without Boarders) is warning about an impending increase on the number possible deaths from acute malnutrition amongst Children of Zero to Five Year of age if urgent attention is not giving towards addressing the crisis.
The MSF through a press statement, it’s Head of Emergency Operations Michel-olivier Lacharite say in collaboration with other partners, More than 50,000. Children have treated on Acute Malnutrition including more than 7000 who required hospital care.
It expresses fear that the situation will soon become untenable without increased lifesaving humanitarian support.
According to the MSF, it’s getting ready to treat up to 100,000. Children this year in it’s program across the Nigeria’s Northwest states of Katsina alone, and it has expanded response to Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto, and Zamfara states.
The statement adds that ” the hunger gap has began, and the peak of Malaria transmission which would further deteriorate the health and nutritional status of children is yet to come”
Escalating levels of violence have is pushing many Communities in the Northwest states to their limits as records are indicating that more than 500,000. People are forced to flee from home.
To this end, the Medecins sans Frontieres is lamenting on why the United Nations have failed to include the region in it’s humanitarian response plan for the Country for the current year, which primarily focuses on the critical situation in the Northeast alone despite the known acute needs.