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One Million Burundian Children Malnourished: WFP

by Rajashri on October 17, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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 One Million Burundian Children Malnourished: WFP

On World Food Day, the UN food agency has said that around one million Burundian children under the age of five suffer chronic malnutrition.

The World Food Programme, which runs 220 feeding centres in Burundi, said 46 percent of all children under five in the country were malnourished.

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The World Food Day is meant to raise awareness on ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition.

Burundi, one of the world's poorest countries, is struggling from the devastation of a 14-year war that killed some 300,000 people.

Around two-thirds of its 7.6 million people live in dire poverty.

Source: AFP
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