The Malnutrition Of The Refugees Living From The Mayukwayukwa Refugee Camp

2076 Words Mar 30th, 2016 9 Pages
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 flows are becoming less regular and more extreme. In 2007/9 extreme floods caused serious damage to fields and many crops were lost along the basin. Climate change is cause problems for the Zambian farmers, some are…

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