Palestine 2021 2022

Management of malnourished and Anemic Children

Human Act continued supporting the fighting of malnutrition in Gaza through Ard El Insan Association. Support was provided to 40 children aged 0-5 years who suffers from malnutrition after medical assessment children were put in 3 categories anemia, wasting (low weight-for-height), and Growth Faltering. Children were provided with medication, nutrition’s and meals. Awareness sessions were also provided for children’s parents to assure a better healthy growth for the children. By the end of the intervention 74% of children have recovered while 14% were referred to another specialized treatment.

Malnutrition is a serious problem in Gaza, a recent study by the World Food Programme stated. It found that 86 percent of children under the age of 5 living near Gaza’s boundary with Israel did not have a minimal accepted diet.

A doctor from Ard Al Ensan organization examines one of the children being supported by the management of moderately and severely malnourished and Anemic Children in Gaza.