1 in 3 children under five worldwide is malnourished – new UNICEF report

Growing child malnutrition driven by poverty, climate change and poor diet, including low breastfeeding rates UNICEF warns urgent action is needed  *NOTE* UNICEF nutrition specialists and report editors are available for interview   NEW YORK/DUBLIN, 15 October 2019 – An alarmingly high number of children are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system … Continued

Family-friendly policies needed to increase breastfeeding rates worldwide

Wealthiest countries have lowest breastfeeding rates – including Ireland Photo: Dublin Mum Irmak breastfeeding baby Aurelia DUBLIN/NEW YORK , 1 August 2019 – The benefits of breastfeeding for children and mothers are widespread. It supports healthy brain development in babies and young children, it protects infants against infection, decreases the risk of obesity and disease, … Continued

Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says

Famine, drought and war: time is running out for millions of children

Famine hits South Sudan. UN agencies warn 5 million people need food and urgent assistance.

4.6 million children require life-saving assistance in drought affected Ethiopia

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