|Link NCA in slums, what we have learned in Nairobi
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As in many global cities, Nairobi slum dwellers suffer from basic deprivations, which drastically affect living conditions and hamper economic and social empowerment.
Aside from social vulnerability, their living environment complicates access to basic needs and services and makes them proportionally much more expensive compared to upper classes, who benefit from formal urbanization plans and infrastructures.
This situation has a severely negative impact on nutrition status; indeed, the prevalence of undernutrition is particularly high in slums where stunting among children under three years can reach 60 percent.
In an effort to elucidate the complex reality slum dwellers face and its link with undernutrition, Concern Worldwide, with the support of the Link NCA Technical Unit from Action Against Hunger, implemented a large Link NCA participatory research investigation in the two slums of Mukuru and Viwandani.
The lessons learned from this experience were shared, liven up by expert's presentations at the Nairobi Learning Event, organized at the end of the study.
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