Somalia’s food crisis is claiming young lives – DW – 11/22/2022

Oxygen machines beep and people whisper at the intensive care unit of Banadir Hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. Foil shields the windows from sunlight and lets in a blue glow.  

The worst cases of child malnutrition are refered to this facility. The doctors say that many children die on the way here.

Amina Abdi is fighting for her life. The 4-year-old has been in a coma for days. “Now she weighs only 7 kilograms. Normally she should weigh around 16kg,” says Dr. Aweis Olow Hassan, the head of the hospital’s pediatric department.

“She came with severe acute malnutrition, in a critical condition. We just call it ‘shock’. She’s a terminal case.” 

Two women sitting beside a child in hospital
Amina Abidi’s mother and aunt have not left her side at Banadir HospitalImage: Mariel Müller/DW

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