Russia’s war may lead to catastrophic levels of malnutrition among children globally — UNICEF
According to UNICEF, rising food prices due to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, among other factors, may leave up to 600,000 children without life-saving treatment.
“Currently, at least 10 million severely wasted children — or 2 in 3 — do not have access to the most effective treatment for wasting, ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF). UNICEF warns that a combination of global shocks to food security worldwide — led by the war in Ukraine, economies struggling with pandemic recovery, and persistent drought conditions in some countries due to climate change — is creating conditions for a significant increase in global levels of severe wasting.”
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