By Reine Rala
It has been seven months since Typhoon Bopha, and affected families in Mindanao, Philippines, are still struggling to feed their families.
For one-year-old Mark, being diagnosed with moderate acute malnutrition could mean permanent damage for his physical and cognitive development. His family’s home was destroyed in the typhoon, which ravaged the region in December 2012, forcing his mother to work longer hours selling fish in the village. This meant that she had little time to properly care for and breastfeed him.