22 June 2015
The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Africa Humanitarian Action (AHA) have signed a five month partnership agreement in the Republic of Djibouti.
Through this partnership, the parties will work to ensure the nutritional well-being for children, chronically ill persons, pregnant and lactating women in the refugee camps of Ali Adeih and Holl Holl.
This short term program is designed to strengthen AHA’s current nutrition program in the two camps by meeting some critical gaps. With emphasis on infant and young child feeding, regular screening and treatment for malnutrition is conducted in the camp clinics and housing sections. Severely malnourished children with medical complications receive in-patient treatment at AHA stabilization centers. Regular nutrition education and counseling are held for the population of concern through community outreach workers. People living with HIV/AIDS and patients with tuberculosis and other chronic medical cases are also enrolled in the AHA supplementary feeding program.
The partnership with UNICEF will also contribute to enhancing national human resource capacities through periodic trainings provided for AHA and regional staffs.