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Nearly 1M Children Severely Malnourished In Eastern, Southern Africa, UNICEF Reports

Thomson Reuters Foundation: El Niño drought leaves 1 million African children severely malnourished — U.N.
“Nearly one million children need treatment for severe malnutrition in eastern and southern Africa due to drought that is putting millions more at risk of hunger, water shortages, and disease, the U.N. children’s agency said on Wednesday…” (Rowling, 2/17).

U.N. News Centre: Malnutrition mounts in eastern and southern Africa as El Niño takes hold — UNICEF
“…The situation is being aggravated by rising food prices, which are forcing families to implement drastic coping mechanisms such as skipping meals and selling off assets, resulting in almost one million children being in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in the region, said Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala, UNICEF regional director for eastern and southern Africa, in a press release [Wednesday]…” (2/17).

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