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Nigeria: Action against Hunger Raises Concern Over Chronic And Acute Malnutrition In North West

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Action against Hunger (AAH) Nigeria, an NGO, raised its concern over prevailing chronic and acute malnutrition in children in the North western zone of the country.

Mr Rangaiya Kanaganathan, Head of Department, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), of the organisation, expressed his concern in an interview at Abuja.

He said emergency needs of people living in internally displaced camps and other communities, were still high, and commended the efforts of the Nigerian government for leading the interventions.

Kanaganathan noted that in partnership with World Food Programme, his organisation had distributed locally-sourced materials like rice, millet, maize, corn, reaching no fewer than 3,800 persons in those communities.

He said that AAH had signed an MOU with critical partners on capacity building, in line with the vision of the nutrition and livelihood project.

He added that the organization usually ensured strict adherence to the provision of potable water and that sanitation best practices were followed in IDP camps and in host communities.

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