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Climate change aggravates global hunger – UN

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Indian villagers wade through flood waters after collecting relief food near the submerged houses in Gazole village at Malda district in the Indian state of West Bengal on August 22, 2017.  AFP PHOTO / DIPTENDU DUTTA

Some 815 million people, or 11% of the world’s population, were chronically undernourished in 2016, according to the annual UN report, The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World

PARIS, France (Sept. 17, 2017) — Hunger is on the increase across the globe once again after a decade of declines, a UN report said Friday, September 15, thanks in part to climate change aggravating severe weather and conflicts. Continue reading Climate change aggravates global hunger – UN

1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted

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SATIATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/ EPA

The study also notes that 20% of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services

MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2016) — Poor nutrition remains a major problem in the Philippines with 3.4 million children found to be stunted and over 300,000 underweight – all under 5 years old.  Continue reading 1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted

As population soars, India battles to tame malnutrition

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MALNUTRITION. In this photograph taken on October 19, 2015, four year old malnourished Indian child Shahadat Hussein lies on a bed at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre at Darbhanga Medical College and hospital. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP
While its economy is growing at a healthy rate, India still lags behind some of its poorer neighbors on child nutrition with more than 40 million stunted children

DARBHANGA, India (Jan. 10, 2016) — As another dangerously underweight toddler balances precariously on his set of scales, Dr Om Prakash knows he has to move fast to avert tragedy.

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