48 year old Nia Niare in her house in Sirakoro Niaro village, Mali.

The recent conflict in northern Mali caused more than 440,000 people to flee their homes and exacerbated the effects of a drought that has devastated the region since 2011. With funding from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO), the International Rescue Committee provided life-saving treatment for 1,600 children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Efforts to prevent and treat malnutrition have so far reached 80,000 children in the country.