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Rageh Omaar presents an appeal for malnourished children in Somalia and Somaliland

To listen to the appeal online now, click here


So many young lives at risk

There are an estimated 240,000 acutely malnourished children in Somalia. Children like Suad (pictured right), who at two-years-old weighed no more than five bags of sugar. She couldn't eat or drink, was vomiting and wouldn't have survived for long without urgent help.

It takes so little to make a life-saving difference

Just £15 buys enough PlumpyNut - a nutritious peanut-based paste - to nurse a starving child back to health. Just Like Suad.

Henrieke Hommes, a nurse and Medair's Country Director for Somalia, reported on Suad's progress, "Within a few weeks, a miracle occurred. Suad put on weight. What a joy to see kids finding the strength to live again."

Please give a gift today to help another child like Suad. Thank you.

Photo Gallery: Health care that nurtures and nourishes

Click below to take a closer look at Medair's malnutrition clinic at work in Burao, Somaliland.

Suad is held by her mother at the hospital in Burao, Somaliland where she recieved treatment for malnutrition.