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Report: ‘Emergency’ Malnutrition Levels in Chad

Posted March 28th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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A medical aid group says malnutrition among children in eastern Chad has reached “emergency” levels, and is calling for action from Chad’s government and humanitarian agencies. Doctors Without Borders says an assessment last month in Chad’s Biltine district found that nearly a quarter of children ages zero to five were either moderately or severely malnourished. […]

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PM Calls India’s Malnutrition “National Shame”

Posted January 10th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh says the country’s malnutrition rate is a matter of “national shame,” with 42 percent of children under the age of five underweight. Mr. Singh Tuesday released results of the Hunger and Malnutrition Survey, which monitored 73,000 households across nine Indian states. The survey found that nearly 60 percent of children […]

Severe Malnutrition Spiking in Horn of Africa

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The number of children stricken by severe malnutrition is rising in the Horn of Africa at an alarming rate. The United Nations Children’s Fund estimated Friday that 480,000 children in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia will suffer from an acute lack of food and water this year, a 50 percent increase over 2010. UNICEF says the […]

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