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Somalia: Photos from Marere hospital

In the town of Marere, in southern Somalia, there has been a sharp increase in the number of malnourished children arriving at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital. 

Dr Hussein Sheikh Qassim who works at the MSF hospital explains “In Marere, the situation is extremely dire. This is the only hospital in this part of Somalia. There are no other clinics – not even mobile clinics – anywhere near here. People are coming here from all over the country. Word spreads."

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Hospital ward, mosquito nets
A mother and her child in MSF
A mother holds her child who is receiving treatment for malnutrition in Somalia
A mother holds her child who is receiving treatment for malnutrition in Somalia
A mother holds her child who is receiving treatment for malnutrition in Somalia
Paediatric hospital ward in Marere, southern Somalia
Feeding a child through a nasal gastric tube at MSF hospital