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DR Congo, Goma, October 2003 - Therapeutic Feeding Centre


DR Congo, Bukavu, October 2003

Time for CSB porridge at CEMUBAC Therapeutic feeding centre at Lwiro, Katana an hour north of Bukavu. (Centre Scientifique et Medicale de l'Universite de Bruxelles pour ses Activites de Cooperation) There is 10% acute malnutrition in this area. The centre is treating more than 60 children here at the time of visit (Oct 2003) from up to 20 km away. September, October, November, December are the worst months of the year for malnutrition. In June 2003, the centre treated 61 cases, in Septemper it had risen to 152 cases.

Photo: WFP/Katharine Hodgson

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