Group Of Governments, Organizations Kick Off Nutrition Year Of Action; 168K Children Expected To Die Of Hunger Amid Pandemic, Study Predicts

AP: Hunger study predicts 168,000 pandemic-linked child deaths
“Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has set back decades of progress against the most severe forms of malnutrition and is likely to kill 168,000 children before any global recovery takes hold, according to a study released Monday by 30 international organizations. The study from the Standing Together for Nutrition Consortium draws on economic and nutrition data gathered this year as well as targeted phone surveys…” (Hinnant, 12/14).

Devex: ‘Today is the starting line’: Nutrition for Growth kicks off year of action
“A group of partner governments and nutrition organizations on Monday kicked off the 2021 ‘Nutrition Year of Action’ to galvanize nutrition commitments in the lead-up to the 2021 Nutrition for Growth Summit, with a particular focus on meeting the needs of women and girls. Nutrition for Growth, originally scheduled to be held this month, was postponed until next December because of the COVID-19 pandemic…” (Welsh, 12/15).

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