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October 14, 2021 Over 2 million children therefore die every year also from malnutrition, 1 every 15 seconds.



Nearly six million children under the age of five in the world suffer from hunger.

And that's 50 percent more than in 2019.



The alarm was raised by Save the Children, in its 'Hunger emergency' report. Save the Children reports that one in three children in the world is malnourished and every 15 seconds one child dies from lack of food. More than 5 million children under the age of five die each year and malnutrition continues to contribute to 45% of these deaths. 'COVID-19, although it is not yet possible to calculate its actual impact in numerical terms, will further aggravate this dramatic toll ', writes the organization, which recalls that' the planet is facing the most serious food emergency of the 21st century 'and' the lethal combination of Covid-19, conflicts and climate change has led to hunger and malnutrition to levels never reached before '.



The areas of the world in 'hunger emergency' are increasingly large and widespread and malnutrition affects hundreds of millions of children. Worldwide, over 40 million people are at 'crisis' or 'emergency' levels of food insecurity. The situation is rapidly deteriorating in 16 countries in Africa, 4 in Central America and 3 in Asia. 'Hunger is an emergency every day that cannot be underestimated by the entire international community. It is children who pay the highest price of poverty, conflict, climate crisis and pandemic and we have returned to see the number of children who go to bed with an empty belly, growing again, casting a black shadow on the future of whole. generations in which children risk not surviving due to lack of food ', declares Daniela Fatarella,director general of Save the Children. 'We cannot turn the other way: a world that allows children to die of hunger is an unfair world and in the face of all this we must act, otherwise we will all be responsible. Everyone can do something, starting from the international community, from private donors to individuals: we are facing an emergency and everyone's contribution is essential in order to prevent even one more child from losing his life because he did not have what to eat '.from private donors to individuals: we are facing an emergency and the contribution of everyone is essential in order to prevent even one more child from losing his life because he did not have anything to eat '.from private donors to individuals: we are facing an emergency and the contribution of everyone is essential in order to prevent even one more child from losing his life because he did not have anything to eat '.



Save the Children also launches the 'Hunger emergency' collection campaign which, he explains, will support the development of interventions to combat malnutrition in Afghanistan, India and Somalia.



 With the new report on child malnutrition released today, Save the Children launches the new communication and fundraising campaign 'Hunger Emergency', an urgent appeal to help prevent hundreds of thousands of children from starving. There are now many 'epicenters of hunger', places on the planet in full emergency, and the trend of food insecurity is worsening all over the world.



In the last year, malnutrition has exploded in all its forms. Within a few months, also due to COVID-19, an additional 2.6 million children will be affected by chronic malnutrition and an estimated 9.3 million children will experience the dire effects of acute malnutrition, an increase of more than 6% in one period. very short. Within the next few months - the organization denounces - the number of children suffering from malnutrition will rise to over 200 million. 'The expected increase in malnutrition in the coming months is so rapid and large that it is as if in a few months all Italian children under the age of five were affected by the most severe form of malnutrition', explains Daniela Fatarella, director general of Save the Children. 'One in three children in the world today is undernourished, and for the first time in decades,child hunger and malnutrition are on the rise, with many families and communities struggling to get enough nutritious food for their children. The climate crisis, the pandemic and the spread of conflicts have become a very dangerous mix for children that has nullified the progress made in decades against infant mortality and has brought the levels of hunger and malnutrition to a world level never reached before. If we do not act immediately, thousands of children could die, reversing the curve of progress so far for the first time. 'the pandemic and the spread of conflicts have become a very dangerous mix for children that has undermined the progress made in decades against infant mortality and has brought the levels of hunger and malnutrition to a world level never reached before. If we do not act immediately, thousands of children could die, reversing the curve of progress so far for the first time. 'the pandemic and the spread of conflicts have become a very dangerous mix for children that has undermined the progress made in decades against infant mortality and has brought the levels of hunger and malnutrition to a world level never reached before. If we do not act immediately, thousands of children could die, reversing the curve of progress so far for the first time. '

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