These institutions are not habitable; children are malnourished and in some cases starving and emaciated.
The doctor at the American Medical Center told us that Alex was malnourished.
A woman who is malnourished or a competitive athlete who has stopped ovulating can have trouble getting pregnant.
malnourished mal·nour·ished (māl-nûr'ĭsht, -nŭr'-)
Affected by improper nutrition or an insufficient diet.