Hunger, disease and violence: Is Somalia the worst place in the world to be a child?

by Adrian Blomfield

Photo: According to UNICEF and the World Bank, one in seven Somalian children will not live to see their fifth birthday. [Eduardo Soteras Jalil/The Telegraph]

Malnutrition is the biggest killer of children in Somalia, usually not because they starve to death but because their bodies are so emaciated their immune systems become too weak to fend off disease.

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  • For the past 40 years, since its founding in 1976, the mission of World Hunger Education Service is to undertake programs, including Hunger Notes, that
    • Educate the general public and target groups about the extent and causes of hunger and malnutrition in the United States and the world
    • Advance comprehension which integrates ethical, religious, social, economic, political, and scientific perspectives on the world food problem
    • Facilitate communication and networking among those who are working for solutions
    • Promote individual and collective commitments to sustainable hunger solutions.

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