child nutrition

News in Brief 9 July 2021

  • A third of Haiti’s children in urgent need of aid: UNICEF
  • Creation of Israeli settlements should be ‘war crime’, UN rights expert says
  • Honduras urged to stop criminalizing defence of indigenous rights
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Painting a thorough picture of what it means to be poor

Although the World Bank defines extreme poverty as subsisting on less than US$1.25 a day, “poverty” as a concept is viewed differently across cultures, as researchers at Oxford University in the United Kingdom have found.

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UNICEF report on nutrition shows progress in combating childhood stunting

A United Nations nutrition report released today shows that progress has been made in recent years in addressing stunting in children, and calls for increased efforts to accelerate a response to a condition that affects some 165 million children across the world.