Situation Report
A child with severe acute malnutrition admitted for treatment at the limbe regional hospital supported by UNICEF Credit: UNICEF/Salomon Beguel

Humanitarian Response: Nutrition

Nutrition Cluster partners screened 19,679 children including 11,952 girls, for acute malnutrition. 35 children were identified with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) and referred for appropriate management, and 271 children were identified with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). Cumulatively, from January to August, 387 children including 207 girls have been identified with SAM and referred for treatment which represents only 5.0 per cent of 8,000 estimated SAM cases targeted for 2021.

24,053 caregivers including 16,411 women received key messages on optimal infant and young child feeding practices integrating COVID-19 specific messages mainly at distribution sites. 9,479 children including 4,875 girls aged six to 23 months and 6,496 food insecure pregnant and lactating women received specialized nutritious food (SNF) through blanket supplementary feeding programme (BSFP).