Thursday, September 22, 2022

Wasting in Children

 “An escalating malnutrition crisis is pushing millions of children to the brink of starvation – and unless we do more, that crisis will become a catastrophe,” said UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell. 

“The majority of children facing severe malnutrition – nearly two-thirds of children who need treatment – live in places not currently in crisis, places that don’t normally receive humanitarian aid,” said USAID Administrator Samantha Power. 

“We are witnessing an unprecedented child malnutrition crisis. The fact that many millions of children have to experience severe malnutrition in their first few years of life is unacceptable,” said Co-founder and Chair of CIFF Chris Hohn.

“Acute malnutrition can be prevented, and the effects mitigated, if detected and treated early." said Canada’s Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency Harjit S. Sajjan.

“The world has reached a crossroads where climate change, continuous conflict in many regions, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the war in Ukraine have converged to deepen and accelerate global food and nutrition insecurity." said Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

 “Millions of children are currently being affected by the floods in Pakistan and the drought in Somalia, the latest signs of an accelerating climate crisis. People in these countries have done next to nothing to contribute to the crisis, yet they are among the ones being affected the most." said Climate and environmental activist Greta Thunberg.

 Over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July in unprecedented international response to deepening child malnutrition crisis - World | ReliefWeb

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