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Getting life-saving support to children with malnutrition in Kenya

Nakitela Epur is pictured with her eleven-month-old daughter, Epuu, who is recovering well after being treated for acute malnutrition in the pediatric ward in Lodwar District Hospital, in Kenya's northern Turkana county.


Lodwar hospital has been refurbished with help from the UK. All the children in this ward are being treated for complicated acute malnutrition.


Turkana - one of the poorest regions in Kenya - has been hit hard by the current food crisis. The loss of livestock due to drought has left thousands in need of humanitarian assistance.


Britain was one of the first countries to respond to the crisis. To date, the British public have donated over £72 million to the DEC appeal and more than three million people will benefit from UK-funded humanitarian programmes.


Picture: Marisol Grandon/Department for International Development


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Taken on September 30, 2011