23 June 2022

UNICEF: Nearly 8 Million Children at Risk of Dying from Malnutrition

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New York, June 23 (QNA) - The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said that almost 8 million children under 5 in 15 crisis-hit countries are at risk of death from childhood malnutrition.
UNICEF explained in a report published today that the most affected children live in 15 countries and are currently suffering from food shortages, and among these countries are Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti and Yemen, all of which need immediate food and medical assistance.
The number of children slipping towards the juncture of danger due to malnutrition is increasing by the minute, and among the problems covered in the report are soaring food prices, a situation exacerbated by the Russian-Ukrainian war, as well as the continuing drought in many countries due to climate change and the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic, UNICEF added.
UNICEF indicated that a package of aid worth $1.2 billion should be assembled to avoid these consequences. (QNA)


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