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German Gov’t, UNICEF reinforce war against malnutrition in Cameroon

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The German government, through its Development Bank, KFW, has joined UNICEF Cameroon in relaunching the fight against malnutrition in Cameroon.

This is the deal behind the financing agreement signed by the two countries in the presence of representatives of the United Nations Children’s Organization (UNICEF), which witness KFW donating  F CFA 10 billion  to Cameroon.

According to official sources, the funds are intended primarily for populations in the regions of Adamawa, East, Far-North and North where there is acute malnutrition among under-five-year-old, the rate of which rate stands between 5 and 10 percent.

Statistics show that Cameroon’s Far North Region still suffers from chronic malnutrition,  with a 2.2 percent prevalence rate. To curb the situation which steps most from its harsh climatic conditions, the German government is financially supporting Cameroon. The aid, going by UNICEF officials, will continue to facilitate the management of cases of severe acute malnutrition, feeding practices of infants and young children, micro-nutrient intakes and capacity building of all those linked in the chain of this process.

“We are impressed by the actions and commitment of those working alongside UNICEF and NGOs to preserve the dignity of refugees from Nigeria and the Central African Republic by avoiding creating inequalities,” the Managing Director of KFW, Jan Froelich said.

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