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Preventing moderate acute malnutrition in children 6-23 months and pregnant and lactating women

In the context of food insecurity and malnutrition affecting northern Mali since the conflicts of 2012, people in the Gao region are facing a worrying situation where more than 10% of the population will be in phase 3 of Food insecurity in June 2017.2 With MAG prevalence of 14.8% and MAM prevalence of 12.3% for children aged 6-59 months and 13% for FEFA, rates are the highest in the Mali (SMART 2016), representing a nutritional situation described as serious and urgent. Regarding this situation, ACTED proposes to support 5 URENAM (Medium Ambulatory Nutrition Recovery and Education Unit) over 3 months by distributing protection rations to children from 6-23 months and FEFA to prevent acute malnutrition in 5 Health District of Menaka. Beneficiaries of protection rations distributions will be 6-23 children and FEFA located in the most vulnerable villages: 6249 beneficiaries will be targeted in this project.