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Posts Tagged "malnutrition"

Political and food crisis in Haiti

Political and food crisis in Haiti

Political crisis Haitian President Michel Martelly stepped down from his office over the weekend. The country is left with no successor after elections were postponed twice due to allegations of fraud. –       My greatest failure is the delayed elections, the President said when he addressed the National Assembly on Sunday. Protests and flashes of violence have added to the precariousness…

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18,000 children under five dies every day.

18,000 children under five dies every day.

18,000 children under five years old dies every day. This according to a new report from UNICEF. This is “better” than recent years, but still far off the target to erase two thirds of the children deaths before end of 2015 (from 1990). I hope everybody who is working with these issues will be successful. Below a picture I took…

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Haiti’s children are starving

Haiti’s children are starving

I have spent totally 20 months in Haiti since 2005. It’s the poorest country in the western hemisphere. You can see, feel and smell the poverty wherever you go. The hardships are enormous for the people and the hunger among the citizens is growing. The hair on broomstick-thin children has turned patchy and more orange, their stomachs have ballooned to…

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World Food Day – 16 October

World Food Day – 16 October

World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It marks the date of the founding of FAO in 1945. The aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Nearly 870 million people, or one…

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Malnutrition

Malnutrition

Every year 8.8 million children under 5 years of age dies worldwide. A third of them die because of malnutrition and related diseases. Terrible that it should be so. One third of all children in the world weighs too little for his age or are too short due to malnutrition. 160 million children suffer due to lack of vitamin A;…

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