Maternal Care, Livelihood & Nutrition (2021)
As the crisis in Northeast Nigeria sees no end, innocent women and children caught in the crossfire see their means of livelihood completely erased and this sad reality trickles down to children getting malnourished. When insurgency forces farming families to vacate their farmlands, they are left with no source of income, and as such a nursing mother will not have enough nutrients to pass to the baby, and then the child becomes malnourished.
I documented IRC's effort to break this chain by empowering women with entrepreneurial skills, teaching them how to optimize meals based on easily available food items and backyard farming as well as diagnosis and treatment of children suffering acute malnutrition.
Photographs by KC Nwakalor
Location: Borno, Nigeria
Client: International Rescue Committee (IRC)