The U.N. recently released a report stating 200 million children across the globe have stunted growth due to hunger.
Washington, D.C. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new report by the United Nations children’s fund, UNICEF, states that millions of children across the globe have stunted growth due to inadequate nutrition. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the report, published this week prior to an international world hunger summit, says approximately 200 million children in poor nations worldwide have stunted growth as a result of hunger.
As noted in the report, a large majority of children under the age of five included in the number live in Africa and Asia. UNICEF executive director Ann M. Veneman is quoted by the AP as remarking of the issue in a statement, “Unless attention is paid to addressing the causes of child and maternal undernutrition today, the costs will be considerably higher tomorrow.”
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