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UN: over 30 million malnourished children in the world

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The agencies of the United Nations alarm that there are over 30 million malnourished children in the world. They called for the acceleration of the implementation of the global plan to counter this situation.

More than 30 million children in the world are malnourished as a result of the current unprecedented food crisis, alarm agencies UN in a statement released on Friday. “The situation is likely to get even worse in 2023,” warned the head of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu.

The alarm was raised together with FAO by the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Health ORganisation, UNICEF and the World Food Program. In a joint statement published in Rome, these organizations stressed that the unprecedented food crisis in the world is the result of armed conflicts, climate changepandemic and rising cost of living.

Calls for a global plan

“We must guarantee access to healthy nutrition for young children, girls and pregnant and lactating women,” said the FAO director. The alert mainly affects 15 countries: Afghanistan, Burkina FasoChad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, EthiopiaHaiti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen.

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UN agencies have called for the acceleration of the implementation of the global plan to combat child malnutrition. “More investment is needed to support a coordinated United Nations response to address these unprecedented needs caused by the deepening crisis before it is too late,” the joint communiqué said.

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