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Jun 6, 2024

Child food poverty rising  

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File Photo credit: Doug Scott: Nepali children from remote area in grueling poverty.
File Photo credit: Doug Scott: Nepali children from remote area in grueling poverty.

Child food poverty is at alarming levels due to inequity, conflict, and climate crises, reports UNICEF.

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) released a new report Thursday.

Warning that millions of children under five have difficulty accessing nutritious food, the report shows 65 per cent of the 181 million children worldwide experiencing child food poverty in 20 countries of which about 64 million are in South Asia and 59 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The report also focused on poverty faced by huge numbers of children in Somalia and in Gaza, where nine out of 10 children are facing high levels of food poverty.

Thus, UNICEF reports urging to make nutritious foods more accessible for young children.

Meanwhile, the World Food Program and the Food and Agriculture Organization say that over 1 million Palestinians in Gaza could experience the highest level of starvation by the middle of next month if hostilities continue.

Nearly five million people in Haiti are acutely food insecure, it focused.