Childhood Hunger Costs Chad Nearly $1B Annually, About 9.5% Of GDP, Report Shows

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Child hunger costs Chad almost $1 billion a year: African Union, U.N.
“Childhood hunger is costing Chad more than 575 billion CFA francs ($982 million) a year in health and education costs and lower productivity in adult life, the African Union and U.N. agencies said in a joint study launched on Wednesday. This is equivalent to 9.5 percent of Chad’s gross domestic product (GDP), the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study said…” (Whiting, 10/12).