Convention on the Rights of the Child

Underweight

Every child has a right to life. Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily.

UNICEF Image: UNICEF CRC@25 Child Survival Underweight factograph
The percentage of children who are underweight has declined from 25 percent in 1990 to 16 percent in 2012 – a 37 percent reduction.

 

 

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