8 million children at risk of death due to malnutrition, UNICEF MIGMG News

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According to UNICEF, food prices have risen sharply this year due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, climate change in some countries and the Corona epidemic.

8 million children at risk of death due to malnutrition, UNICEF
8 million children at risk of death due to malnutrition, UNICEF
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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a recent report on Thursday (June 23rd) that about 8 million children under the age of five are at risk of death due to severe malnutrition.

According to the report, most of these children are in 15 countries with severe shortages of food and medical care. Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti and Yemen are at the top of the list.

Malnutrition causes a weakened immune system in children, which increases the risk of death by 11 times in children under the age of five compared to well-fed children.

A UNICEF report says 260,000 more children have been affected by malnutrition since the beginning of the year. According to him, food prices are rising sharply due to the ongoing war in Ukraine and the ongoing drought in some parts of the world due to climate change.

At the same time, the Corona virus epidemic has played a significant role in increasing malnutrition, according to the agency.

No more time wasted

UNICEF says an immediate ڈالر 1.5 billion aid package is urgently needed to tackle the growing crisis.

Katherine Russell, Executive Director of UNICEF, said that the G7 countries of the economically developed world will soon be meeting in Germany for their “Ministerial Meeting” and that world leaders have work to do to save the lives of these children. It’s a rare opportunity. “

“There is no more time to waste,” he added. Waiting for the famine to end means waiting for the children to die. “

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