Images from the Angola crisis

MSF presents the images here as a collective and shall update the site each day while Zizola is in the field with MSF.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 12, 2002 Line for food distribution at the MSF therapeutic feeding centre in Kuito, BiÃ?¨ Province
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 12, 2002 Kuito,BiÃ?¨ Province,Angola. 12.6.2002 A mother with her daughter in coma at the MSF hospital in Kuito, BiÃ?¨ Province
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 6, 2002 Inside the MSF Therapeutic Feeding Centre in Kuito, BiÃ?¨ Province.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 6, 2002 Inside the MSF Therapeutic Feeding Centre in Kuito, BiÃ?¨ Province.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 8, 2002 At the MSF therapeutic feeding centre in Kuito, BiÃ?¨ province.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 8, 2002 National staff members measuring a malnourished child in the MSF feeding centre in Kuito, Bie Province.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 7, 2002 Taken at the MSF feeding center of MSF in Kuito, Bie Province.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 6, 2002 At the Unita QFA in Gamba, BiÃ?¨ province, severely malnourished children wait to be screened by MSF staff.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 5, 2002 This image was taken at the Quartering and Family Area (QFA) for Unita soldiers in Gamba, BiÃ?¨ province. There are 35 QFAs in Angola where soldiers and their families are able to go, with their families, to receive aid. Even among the military forces, where conditions had been thought to be better, malnutrition levels exceeded emergency thresholds.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 5, 2002 In the UNITA quartering area at Gamba ,BiÃ?¨ province, MSF nurse Isabelle Aubry looks after a wounded boy.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 5, 2002 Along with malnutrition, medical aid is being provided for injuries sustained during the conflict. Here, in the hospital providing care to the people in the UNITA QFA in Gamba, BiÃ?¨ province , MSF nurse Frederico Samoma dresses the wounds of a seriously injured boy.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 4, 2002 A severely malnourished child in an IDP camp in Nharea, BiÃ?¨ province. Children, especially those under the age of five are the most vulnerable to malnutrition. MSF uses rapid assessment tools such as MUAC measures to determine malnutrition levels in under-fives by measuring the Middle Upper Arm Circumference.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 4, 2002 An MSF staff member is making a rapid assessment of malnutrition levels of a young child an at IDP camp in Nharea, BiÃ?¨ province. If the band measures in the red zone - as if the case here - the child is suffering from severe malnutrition and is in danger of dying. MSF maintains Therapeutic Feeding Centres throughout Angola to provide emergency care to the severely malnourished. Additional care is being given to the Angolan population through Supplementary Feeding Centres and blanket feeding programmes.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 3, 2002 An MSF doctor in one of the MSF Therapeutic Feeding Centres (TFCs) in Kuito. As of June 6, the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) in Kuito numbered 135,000. Global malnutrition amongst the new arrivals was 19.3% and severe malnutrition levels was 1.9%. MSF is running four TFCs there with 795 beneficiaries. There were 259 new admissions in the last week.
Magnum imageClick on image for full size © Francesco Zizola/Magnum Photo Image dated: June 3, 2002 A mother with the body of her son, just five months old. They arrived at Kuito, from Chitembo, the day before - but the child died from malnutrition as his condition was too far gone to recover. People from Chitembo started coming to MSF feeding centres in Kuito in April, immediately after the latest peace. They were already severely very malnourished. Data collected at the time showed global malnutrition rates of 26% and severe malnutrition rates of 9%. These figures far exceeded figures the emergency threshold.