146 million children under five years old underweight

February 12th, 2010

More than 70 percent of the world’s 146 million underweight children under age five years live in just 10 countries, with more than 50 per cent located in South Asia alone. These 146 million constitute one quarter of all developing countries’ children.

Source: Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition – UNICEF

Date: May 2006

Source: The State of the World’s Children – UNICEF

Date: 2010

Source: World Food Programme: Hunger Stats

Date: NA

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