Definition: This entry gives the percent of children under five considered to be underweight. Underweight means weight-for-age is approximately 2 kg below for standard at age one, 3 kg below standard for ages two and three, and 4 kg below standard for ages four and five. This statistic is an indicator of the nutritional status of a community. Children who suffer from growth retardation as a result of poor diets and/or recurrent infections tend to have a greater risk of suffering illness and death.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
Malnutrition kills over 3 million children annually
Middle East Online - 6/12/2014 3:28:45 PM
"Malnutrition is responsible for about half of all child deaths under five years of age, causing over ... Some 162 million children are left stunted by chronic malnutrition and 99 million children are underweight across the world, it added.
The New York Times
New York Times - 8/7/2010 11:55:23 PM
and the country has had one of the world’s fastest-growing economies during the past decade. But its poverty and hunger indexes remain dismal, with roughly 42 percent of all Indian children under the age of 5 being underweight. The food system has ...
India is on course to miss most of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals by 2015
Quartz - 7/16/2014 11:59:37 PM
But the country is likely to fail when it comes to achieving the second target: extreme hunger. India is supposed to reduce the percentage of underweight children below 3 years of age ... deaths of children under the age of 5 in the world in 2012, with ...
When Food Isn't Enough: Gut Bugs Affect Malnutrition, Too, Study Finds
NBC News - 6/5/2014 3:12:36 AM
"These children, although they gained weight, remained severely stunted and severely underweight ... is challenging in a developing country like Bangladesh, where more than half a million children under 5 years of age suffer from severe acute malnutrition ...
TIMOR-LESTE: Falling short on MDGs*
IRIN - 2/20/2012 11:54:36 PM
“The areas that remain challenging or off-track compared to the 2015 targets include poverty, underweight children ... Timor-Leste gained independence from Indonesia to become one of the world’s youngest nations in 2002 after a 25-year civil war. Six ...
Africa’s children: 10 years on – podcast transcript
The Guardian - 9/30/2015 3:45:15 PM
Five years later ... Siya himself is 10 years old and literally wants to become a professional footballer, ideally for Barcelona. That’s like boys around the world, probably not super-realistic. And like some of the other children he’s not yet learned ...
The IMF exposed
Jamaica Observer - 10/4/2015 5:46:22 AM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was established in 1945 subsequent to the conclusion of World War II at the Bretton Woods ... with the latter accounting for the death of five million children under the age of five within the same time frame.
'We're Shocked' Obama Providing 'Free Passes,' Military Assistance to Nations Using Child Soldiers, World Vision Says
The Christian Post - 10/3/2015 4:50:17 AM
There are an estimated 250,000 children, some as young as age 7, who are being used in armed conflicts by both state and non-state rebel groups around the world ... in military assistance to the country in the last five years. In Yemen, children reportedly ...
Woog’s World: From Staples to kids’ theater, a trouper’s laudable second act
Westport News - 10/4/2015 11:15:39 AM
Paul co-founded the Northeast Children’s Theatre Company. Now five years old, the organization offers year-round ... including jazz, opera, girl group, country, Latin, torch song, punk rock, gospel and Lady Gaga. Add in dozens of costume changes ...
The Treachery of the Free World
breakingisraelnews.com - 10/1/2015 6:11:24 AM
Half a million children became refugees in the last five months ... It’s not that the world doesn’t know about the millions of others. After all, parts of Africa have been in total chaos for years. We know and distance ourselves.
Trainfest shows off the big world of model railroading at annual open house
The Advocate - 10/3/2015 7:16:26 PM
For the roughly three dozen club members, their toys are the same size as when they were kids. In some cases ... has been accumulating for years; a 12-foot-by-14-foot HO layout; an identically sized Lionel (O scale) setup under construction, with its ...
The hidden face of slavery
Dhaka Tribune - 10/3/2015 7:30:45 PM
Every day in Bangladesh, hundreds of girls below the age of 18 are married. The practice is common -- 62.8% of women in Bangladesh are getting married before the age of 18. What’s worse, the country ... of children under the age of 18. Goals 5, 8 ...
Canada now has more seniors than children
BC Local News - 9/30/2015 6:29:53 PM
Canada’s seniors have edged out the number of children under the age of 15, according to the latest population figures that experts say contain further evidence of a long-projected shift in the country ... makers around the world by reconsidering ...
Statement by H.E. John Dramani Mahama at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly
Modern Ghana - 10/1/2015 2:18:10 PM
Mr. President, The world into which the United Nations was born 70 years ago seems like such a faraway reality ... earmark disbursements for pregnant women and mothers of children under the age of one. It is not a secret that when it comes to gender ...
Nigeria: Protecting Nigerian Children Against Violence
AllAfrica - 10/1/2015 5:57:05 AM
The Nigerian Violence against Children Survey also posits that millions of children suffer violence every year in Nigeria. Estimates have it that 6 out of every 10 children under the age of 18 years experience ... girls and one in five boys experience ...