Chronic Malnutrition In Côte d’Ivoire Highest In Northern Region
IRIN: Chronic malnutrition dogs Côte d’Ivoire’s north
“Forty percent of Ivoirian children in the northern region are chronically malnourished, the country’s highest rate, which has not fallen for the past six years. The effects of a drawn-out conflict, desertion by aid groups and inadequate medical staff have contributed to the situation. Food scarcity here is often due to harsh weather and high food costs…” (4/9).