Entertainment Pandemic worsens child malnutrition globally, warns UNICEF

14:55  28 july  2020
14:55  28 july  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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In 2019 globally , 47 million children under five were wasted of which 14.3 million were severely wasted. The joint global and regional estimates that make up the UNICEF / WHO/World Bank Group Joint Child Malnutrition Estimates have been generated using a country-level dataset which is

“Millions of children subsist on an unhealthy diet because they simply do not have a better choice. The way we understand and respond to malnutrition needs to The report warns that poor eating and feeding practices start from the earliest days of a child ’ s life. Though breastfeeding can save lives, for

  La pandémie aggrave la malnutrition des enfants à l’échelle mondiale, alerte l’Unicef © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

Almost 7 million additional children around the world could suffer from the effects of malnutrition due to economic and social crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an estimate by Unicef ​​published this Tuesday, July 28, .

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, 47 million children around the world were already suffering from the consequences of malnutrition, weight loss and extreme thinness in 2019, underlines Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund.

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Issa Nasser, a 7-month-old Yemeni child , was suffering from severe malnutrition last week. This week, Nasser is dead one of thousands of children expected todie of starvation this year in The war-torn country is on the brink of a massive famine as donations dry up amid the COVID-19 pandemic .

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—UNICEF (@UNICEF) “Profound impact on nutrition”

“That makes seven months since the first cases of Covid-19 have been reported and it is increasingly clear that the consequences of the pandemic are harming children more than the disease itself ”, commented in a statement the executive director of Unicef, Henrietta Fore.

“Poverty and food insecurity have increased. Essential services and food supply chains have been disrupted. The price of food has skyrocketed. The result is that the quality of children's diets has declined and rates of malnutrition will increase. "

Unicef ​​is based on an analysis published by the medical journal" The Lancet ", in which researchers are alarmed at the consequences of malnutrition linked to the Covid-19 pandemic on children.

"The profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the nutrition of younger children could have intergenerational consequences", they say, fearing that it will harm "the growth and development of these children".

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