Jamilla (30) with her one year old son Ibrahim who is one of her six children. They are being seen by a health worker in a small clinic managed by UNICEF. Children from the village of Alibeg and surrounding area are being medically examined for malnutrition which is common in a region where many families must survive on a daily diet consisting mostly of white bread and tea.
Jamilla says that Ibrahim has been at the clinic before and at the last visit he was declared to be malnourished. He used to be full of energy, but recently he became slower and increasingly weak. The father of the child is the local Mullah and the family survives from the gifts he receives, but as the locals have less and less the family receives less too.