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Children in Sudan Rely on Field Hospital for Food

BY Larisa Epatko  March 4, 2010 at 10:05 AM EDT

In February, NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro and producer Nicole See visited a Doctors Without Borders hospital in a remote part of southern Sudan, where patients often walk for miles to get treatment.

The small staff at the mud-walled hospital complex in Jonglei province handles a variety of medical problems, including severely malnourished and underweight children, said See. It is an expanding program that feeds children on an inpatient and outpatient basis.

“Some of the children that we saw were six, seven months old, and they weighed seven pounds,” she said.

Watch a slide show of See’s photographs and her description of their reporting trip: