15 Feb '12, 2pm

Malnutrition 'puts 450 million children at risk of stunting'

Malnutrition 'puts 450 million children at risk of stunting'

Zoule holds her three month-old daughter, Sahinatou, as she sits by her husband, Mahamadou. After a poor harvest in Sahel, the family is running out of millet, their main source of food. Five children around the world die every minute because of chronic malnutrition, according to a report released on Wednesday that also said that almost half a billion children are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years. -- PHOTO: NYAMI QUARMYNE / SAVE THE CHILDREN NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Five children around the world die every minute because of chronic malnutrition, according to a report released on Wednesday that also said that almost half a billion children are at risk of permanent damage over the next 15 years. A report from Save the Children said the deaths of 2 million children each year could be prevented if malnutrition were better addressed. The report called chronic mal...

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