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Table 2 Descriptive overview of study settings

From: Adapting acute malnutrition treatment protocols in emergency contexts: a qualitative study of national decision-making

  Niger Nigeria Somalia South Sudan
Population, in millions1 21.5 191 14.7 12.6
Gross national income per capita (current intn’l $)1 1000 5710 1440
Under-5 mortality rate1 91 104 133 91
Children < 5 stunted (%)2 42 44 25.3 (2009) 31 (2010)
Children < 5 wasted (%)2 10.3 10.8 15 (2009) 22.7 (2010)
Children < 5 underweight (%)2 31.7 31.5 23 (2009) 27.6 (2010)
Emergency context (at time of data collection) Boko Haram insurgency in eastern Diffa state & unrest along on the Malian border are causing displacement and insecurity. Drought and poverty also habitually threaten food security. Boko Haram insurgency in country’s northeast states since 2009. Over 2.5 M people internally displaced. High rates of MAM. Civil war since 1991 concentrated in the south, which has killed half a million people. Groups including Al-Shabaab complicate this protracted conflict. Civil war since 2013 following South Sudan’s independence. Fighting between government and opposition forces. Highly chaotic war causing prolonged food insecurity and extreme poverty.
  1. Data sources: 1) World Bank Development Indicators, 2) WHO Global Health Observatory (GHO), 3) UNICEF Global Databases – Data are from 2016 to 2017 unless otherwise indicated
  2. --: not available