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Fasting causes almost half of child deaths - UN

  • Fasting causes almost half of child deaths - UN

Geneva: Almost half of the deaths among children under 5 are caused by a lack of food. This is indicated in the new United Nations report on the state of the world's population.

According to the report, according to the UN, malnutrition accounts for almost half (45%) of deaths among children under 5 years of age - 3.1 million children die every year due to starvation.

For today, the most affected people are those in Yemen, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as in Somalia, Southern Sudan and Nigeria. So, according to the latest UN data, the number of starving children in Yemen reached 1.8 million. And in Congo 43% of children suffer from malnutrition.


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