Caring in a crisis
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Caring in a crisis

Jacqui Thornton Freelance journalist

Conflict and drought have created desperate conditions for people in Somalia, forcing thousands to flee their homes and live in makeshift camps. Despite the problems, nurses are leading the way in combating severe malnutrition and other devastating diseases

Sada, aged 18 months, is placed into a large plastic washing up bowl to be weighed. Screaming, she tries to get out, but her body is weak. She has severe acute malnutrition.

Nursing Standard. 32, 8, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.8.18.s22

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