Children are not getting essential nutrients, UNICEF said – the situation may get worse in the epidemic


A report by the United Nations body UNICEF said that children under the age of two are not getting enough food or nutrients necessary for development and also warned that this situation in the Kovid-19 epidemic will worsen. could be worse. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has come out ahead of the ‘United Nations Food System Conference’ to be held this week.

According to the report, the study interviewed mothers of children and found that in Australia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Serbia and Sudan, one out of every three children received processed or excessive amounts of food at least once per day. Processed food or drink is given. The report said that due to increasing poverty, inequality, war, climate related disaster and health disasters like Kovid-19, children in many countries of the world are not getting proper nutrients and this situation has not changed in the last 10 years. has come.

Social rules coming in the way of food

“We spoke to mothers and nutritionists in 18 countries about how they decide to feed their babies,” the report said. We learned that in Afghanistan, Bangladesh and India mothers have to follow such social norms that prevent them from making the decision to buy food.


Corona increased difficulties

Yasmin Ali Haque, UNICEF representative in India, said, “Nutrition challenges have increased due to COVID-19. Effective delivery of health, nutrition and social protection services is critical if we are to maximize multi-sectoral investments affecting the nutritional status of the child.



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