On the ground with UNICEF: Providing nourishment to 69,000 children in Mauritania
2. The process is simple, but effective. Children pass through a 43-inch tall gate (a measure of children less than 5 years old) to be part of the program.
1. UNICEF Mauritania, in cooperation with the Government of Mauritania, WFP and other NGOs, is ramping up their response to the Sahel nutrition crisis by providing food supplements for all children aged 6-24 months in the worst affected areas.
3. Acute malnutrition is identified using a tape marked green (normal range), yellow (moderate) and red (severe).
4. Many children are just barely in the ‘green’ range, and they could easily become malnourished. The Ready-to-Use supplemental food they will receive over the next three months will help to prevent this.
5. Supplemental food is given for all children 6-24 months old, and mothers are given instructions on how to use it.