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English: A seated, listless child, who was among many kwashiorkor cases found in Nigerian relief camps during the Nigerian–Biafran War.
English: This late 1960s photograph shows a seated, listless child, who was among many kwashiorkor cases found in Nigerian relief camps during the Nigerian–Biafran war. Kwashiorkor is a disease brought on due to a severe dietary protein deficiency, and this child, whose diet fit such a deficiency profile, presented with symptoms including edema of legs and feet, light-colored, thinning hair, anaemia, a pot-belly, and shiny skin. A large number of relief camps were established for nutrition assessment and feeding operations for the local villagers around the war zone.
Français : Photo de la fin des années 1960 montrant une jeune fille atteinte de kwashiorkor, l'un des nombreux enfants atteints de ce mal lié à la malnutrition présents dans les camps de réfugiés nigériens au cours de la guerre du Biafra. Cette maladie se manifeste ici par un œdème de l’abdomen (grand ventre protubérant) et des extrémités, une atteinte des cheveux et de la peau, et une anémie.
Español: Finales la decada de los 60, la fotografía muestra a una niña sentada y apática que estaba entre muchos casos del kwashiorkor encontrados en los campamentos de alivio Nigerianos durante la guerra entre Nigeria y Biafra.
Українська: Дитина, хвора на квашіоркор, у таборі для біженців під час громадянської війни у Нігерії (1967—1970)
Date late 1960s
Source Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Public Health Image Library (PHIL); ID: 6901
Author Dr. Lyle Conrad
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