Statistics on malnutrition in Republic of the Congo and South Sudan

  • At least 700 children under 5 die each day from malnutrition.
  • More than half a million people suffer from malnutrition in South Africa.
  • At least 896,600 children could die if malnutrition is not eradicated by 2015.
  • Currently, over 3.7 million people, including almost 740,000 children under five, in the country are at high risk of food insecurity. Many are already resorting to eating so-called “famine foods”, wild foods such as bulbs and grasses.
  • UNCEF’s immediate goal is to treat more than 150,000 severely malnourished children under five.

– Bridget

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