Plumpy nut fed to famine affected Somali children

Child eats peanut-based Plumpy'nut therapeutic food

Half of the children arriving in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya are severely malnourished, according to the UN's Children's Fund.

With over 1,300 famine-affected Somalis crossing into Kenya every day, the camp resources are strained.

Eighty percent of them are women and children.

UNICEF is speeding up its delivery of ready-to-use therapeutic food to serve the growing needs.

Arnold Turner a UNICEF senior advisor on micronutrients says a peanut-based paste called plumpy nut is being fed to the children.

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