Project Description

Supporting children’s nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic: UNICEF-WFP

Supporting children’s nutrition during the COVID-19 pandemic: UNICEF-WFP

UNICEF and WFP are scaling up efforts to prevent and treat child wasting in response to the impact of COVID-19. At any point in time, an average 47 million children under 5 years of age suffer from wasting, a condition characterized by low weight for height. COVID-19 puts malnourished children at an ever-high risk of death and – for the children who survive – poor growth, development and learning.

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