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Eight million children at risk of dying from malnutrition

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that about 8 million children aged 5 years and less are at risk of dying from childhood malnutrition.

UNICEF indicated that the most affected children live in 15 countries and are currently suffering from food shortages, including, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Haiti and Yemen, all of which need immediate food and medical assistance.

The number of children who are moving towards the danger of malnutrition is increasing every minute, and among the problems covered in the report are high food prices, a situation exacerbated by the Russian-Ukrainian war, as well as the persistence of drought in many countries due to climate change as well as the ongoing effects of the Corona Virus pandemic.

The reported noted that a $1.2 billion aid package should be raised to avoid these repercussions.

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