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SL ranks 7th in the World and 2nd in the Region in child malnutrition

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Seven out of every ten Sri Lanka families who are facing a number of crises have been forced to limit their daily food consumption, observed the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

The UN-led Fund revealed that some families limit the number of meals they consume each day or face declining nutritional intake.

In the backdrop, the number of children suffering from malnutrition is rapidly growing and the country has ranked seventh in the World and second in the Region for child malnutrition, said the UNICEF Country Spokesman. The current crisis in the country has also contributed to the situation, they added.

A number of international bodies, including the World Food Programme (WFP) are already paying close attention to Sri Lankans living in poverty and initiating relief programmes for them.

MIAP

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