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South Africa

UNICEF Report Indicates South Africa Is Among Top 20 Nations With Highest Child Food Poverty

todayJune 10, 2024 11

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A UNICEF report reveals South Africa is one of 20 countries accounting for 65-percent of all children globally living in severe food poverty. Twenty-three-percent of South African children experience food deprivation and they are 50-percent more likely to suffer life-threatening malnutrition. UNICEF’s Christine Muhigana says the consequences can last a lifetime, weakening immunity, increasing disease risk and perpetuating the poverty cycle:

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Written by: Leonard Witbeen

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