Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Malnourishment in women and children, 28/11/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Malnourishment in women and children, 28/11/2019.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Acute Malnutrition in India, 28/11/2019. As per the report of Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) conducted by UNICEF during 2016-18, prevalence of severe acute malnutrition among children is 4.9%, which indicates further reduction when compared to the levels reported by NFHS-4 as 7.4%.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Child deaths due to malnutrition, 21/11/2019. Malnutrition is not a direct cause of death among children under five years of age. It can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing resistance to infections. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to any infection than normal children.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Child deaths due to malnutrition, 21/11/2019. Malnutrition is not a direct cause of death among children under five years of age. It can increase morbidity and mortality by reducing resistance to infections. Malnourished children are more vulnerable to any infection than normal children.

How severe, how many and when: In July 2019, estimated 2.6 Million people (19% of the population in ASAL) are classified in IPC phase 3 and/or worse acute food insecurity. Comparing to 2018 same period, around 700,000 people were classified in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

This report analyzes the impacts of agricultural challenges in Asia and the Pacific. It also identifies investments required in different subsectors to achieve food security in the region by 2030. About 518 million people in Asia and the Pacific suffered from hunger in 2017—1 million more than in the previous year.

The IRC, along with World Vision, Save the Children, Eleanor Crook Foundation, Concern Worldwide, Children's Investment Fund Foundation, Amref Health Africa, Alliance for International Medical Action, and Action Against Hunger, endorses the statement on World Food Day. Acute malnutrition is a major global public health threat.

This is the fourteenth annual publication of the Global Hunger Index (GHI), a report jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels.

Malnutrition, including overweight and obesity, is on the rise globally and increasingly concentrated in urban areas. Yet this urban dimension is neglected in research and policy related to food security, even as this field has broadened its scope from food production to encompass consumption as well.

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