Child Malnutrition

Food, clothing, and shelter are basic human needs, and deprivation of any of these is a violation of human rights. However, millions of children around the world are deprived of their daily nutritive requirements. Though child malnutrition is often solely perceived as hunger, the word hunger has a broad scope. Hunger is the condition in which the quality of food available is insufficient for children’s all-around growth and development. From ailments like childhood stunting and brain damage to child mortality, malnutrition has a severe impact on children’s lives.

Statistics reveal that there are more than 842 million people in the world who suffer from food deprivation, and that poor nutrition causes the death of about 3.1 million children each year. At this rate, almost 300 children ...

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