Trauma related to extreme violence worsens malnutrition in Central African Republic

by IRIN News

Trauma compounds the effects of extreme poverty, adding to the risk of malnutrition. Photo: Nicholas Long/IRIN

Data collected at a hospital clinic for malnourished children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suggests that many of the childrens’ parents present symptoms of post-traumatic stress directly linked to their exposure to extreme violence, according to the NGO Action Against Hunger (ACF).