* UNICEF: Outpatient services to treat malnutrition in drought stricken Ethiopia
* 시간: 01 min 27 secs
* 촬영도시: ANJA JAFFA, BORICHA DISTRICT
* 촬영국가: Ethiopia
* 촬영일자: 23 Oct 2009
It's been an arduous year in the Boricha district of Ethiopia.
Drought, inflation, recession and deficit in food aid means the people in this arid region are in a nutrition emergency.
"People are very worried, very scared. What are we going to eat? What are we going to feed our children?"
Mulu Yohannes is a community health worker in Anja Jaffa. Five months ago she opened a therapeutic feeding program in the village with support from UNICEF.
This woman says her crops are barren.
The only food she can feed her children comes from handouts from a woman whose house she cleans. Her four-year-old daughter is recovering from severe malnutrition … with the help of ready to use theraputic food aid and close monitoring.
Mulu is making a home visit – an event that would have been unthinkable before the establishment of the local feeding program.
With 6 million Ethiopians in need of emergency food assistance, UNICEF is committed to continuing therapeutic feeding and mobile health worker training. To respond adequately, it requires 52 million dollars in 2009 - only half of which has been funded to date.