Child alert: Severe wasting
Also known as severe acute malnutrition, severe wasting is an overlooked but devastating child survival emergency.
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Over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July in unprecedented international response to deepening child malnutrition crisis
At least 60 per cent of commitments will directly support UNICEF’s work in 15 countries hardest hit by the food and nutrition crisis
World a ‘virtual tinderbox’ for catastrophic levels of severe malnutrition in children
Soaring food prices driven by the war in Ukraine and pandemic-fuelled budget cuts set to drive up both need for, and cost of life-saving therapeutic food treatment, the latter by up to 16 per cent