Child Nutrition Report 2024

Article Title: Child Nutrition Report 2024


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Child Nutrition Report 2024:

  • It was released byUNICEF.
  • This global report examines thestatus, trends, inequities, and drivers of child food povertyin early childhood, including the impact of global and local food and nutrition crises.
  • UNICEF defines child food povertyas children’sinability to accessand consume anutritious and diverse diet in early childhood(i.e., the first five years of life).

Highlights of the 2024 Report:

  • One in four children under age 5around the world (some27%of children under age 5 or181 million) isexperiencing severe food povertyand is vulnerable to life-threatening malnutrition.
  • Over two-thirds of the 181 millionyoung children living in severe food povertylive in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, with20 countries accounting for 65%of the children living in severe food poverty.