21 Sep 2015
Nutrition Surveillance Report (Issue No. 4, January-December 2013)
This report presents child growth and malnutrition status of refugee children examined by the IOM Health Assessment Programme at select locations namely Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda. The report analyses prevalence of three key indicators for protein–energy malnutrition, namely, weight-for-height or wasting, height-for-age or stunting, and weight-for-age or underweight. Data for this analysis is generated from the IOM data management software called Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA), using routinely collected information on nationality, age, gender, height (or length) and weight for refugee children aged 6–59 months. The public health importance or severity of malnutrition among refugee children in each country is assessed using internationally standardized criteria recommended by the World Health Organization. This report will contribute to refugee health monitoring and improvement of essential nutrition interventions for vulnerable refugee children.