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Crisis in Chad

2012-04-20 08:26:57 GMT2012-04-20 16:26:57(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Two Chadian boys sit down on the sand together next to a tree in Tchyllah, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Thursday, April 19, 2012.AP

Mother Fatime Abd Rahmane, 22, looks across as her daughter Kaltouma Abdoulaye, 23 months old, sits up on her mattress where she is recovering from severe malnutrition in the intensive care tent of a clinic in Mondo, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Thursday, April 19, 2012.AP

Two Chadian boys sit down on the sand together next to a tree in Tchyllah, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Thursday, April 19, 2012. AP

Children come out to observe a convoy of journalists and aid workers as they arrive in Tchyllah, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Thursday, April 19, 2012.AP

Zara Mahamat, suffering from malnutrition, diahorrea and fever, receives treatment through a nasal feeding tube accompanied by her mother, in an intensive care tent at the hospital in N'Gouri, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Wednesday, April 18, 2012. AP

A man rides his horse through the sandy streets of Tchyllah, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Thursday, April 19, 2012. AP

Hawa Moussa, 2, who is suffering from malnutrition, is held by her mother in an intensive care tent at the hospital in N'Gouri, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, Wednesday, April 18, 2012.AP

UNICEF estimates that 127,000 children under 5 in Chad's Sahel belt will require lifesaving treatment for severe acute malnutrition this year, with an estimated 1 million expected throughout the wider Sahel region of West and Central Africa in the countries of Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Senegal and Mauritania.

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