Effects Of Malnutrition Of Refugees In Africa

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This report reviews research concerning the malnutrition of the refugees living in the Mayukwayukwa Refugee camp. It looks into micronutrient Vitamin A (VA) deficiencies which are causing major health defects for the refugees. Key areas responsible for the VA deficiency have been researched such as environment, education, finances, diet and research specifically done on the vitamin itself. This report specifically contains research on the Zambian environment looking into the seasonal barriers concerned with the production of foods grown in the refugee camp, the efficiency of the crops being produced, the effect of climate and environment on crops, the contamination of food and also how the food is stored and transported. It aims to increase the overall health of the refugees which can decrease the possibility of disabilities due to malnutrition such as stunting, blindness/loss of eye sight and stronger immunity against other diseases. {R} Details related to the environment, climate change, farming and food contamination and storage is the purpose of this investigation which targets improving the quality of the refugees lives.

Zambian communities are often affected by unpredictable weather patterns, the Zambezi river used to flood the planes, but now the water
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The proportions of cultivation have differed very little in the past decade (Kimhi A. 1999) 54.3% of all land cultivated were maize crops, approximately 12.6% was made up of cereals other than maize such as millet, sorghum and rice, oilseeds (groundnuts, sunflower and soybeans) made up 13% and cassava was 13.1% and other cash crops made up the final 6%. Due to changes in seasonal and regional pricing policies, maize became relatively unprofitable in 1999 due to it’s susceptibility towards droughts. Farmers began to invest in more drought resistant crops which were higher in

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