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Over a million African children at severe malnutrition risk

Over a million African children at severe malnutrition risk
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| World News | Tuesday August 7 2012 10:38

 

Over a million children are at risk of severe malnutrition in the Sahel region of West Africa.

That's according to a new report by Save the Children and World Vision.

Save the Children chief executive Liz Gibbs says we'll continue to lurch from crisis to crisis unless we address the underlying drivers of hunger children in the region face every year.

She says an inability to access, grow and store food is the main reason such large numbers of children die there.

With the support of the New Zealand Government, Save the Children will provide $359,000 towards the emergency response in Mauritania, where 700,000 people are affected by the crisis.

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