|Award of Excellence|
"Central African Republic Unrest"
A severely malnourished child cries on his hospital bed at Bangui's pediatric center in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013. According to UNICEF's doctor Celestin Traore, even though malnutrition is high in the country, the problem is worsening due to the conflict. Traore expects to see over 150 malnourished children daily in the coming days as the humanitarian situation worsens. Over 1600 French troops have been deployed to the country in an effort to put an end to sectarian violence.