Nutrition infographics

Fast facts on the state of nutrition in the MENA region

Highlights
  • 3.7 million children across the Middle East and North Africa suffer from acute malnutrition and are too thin for their height - wasted - among them 1.6 million children are severely wasted.
  • 5.4 million children are overweight, up from 3.4 million in 2000 placing the Middle East and North Africa second in the world for overweight children.

  • Only 38% of children in the region are fed a diverse diet. Less than 1/4 meet the minimum acceptable diet for healthy growth and development.

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UNICEF MENA

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Languages

English,
Arabic

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