6.7 million youngsters could also be emaciated


New Delhi, July 28

An extra 6.7 million kids beneath 5 years of age might endure from losing and subsequently change into dangerously undernourished in 2020 because of the socio-economic affect of the Covid pandemic, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore warned at present.

According to an evaluation printed in The Lancet, 80 per cent of those kids could be from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Over half could be from South Asia alone.

India’s youngster well being information in 2019 confirmed 6.four per cent of all under-five kids (round 72 lakh) had been going through extreme acute malnourishment — a situation referred to as extreme losing. — TNS



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