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, 2012See also: Children under the age of 5 years underweight map
DESPITE 6.3% GDP JUMP | Poe: Hunger grips 7.36M kids
interaksyon.com - 10/27/2014 11:41:51 AM
The lady senator said that, last year, the government conducted the 8th National Nutrition Survey. "Two out of every 10 children up to the age of five were ... "This is a country where skinny street kids share one bowl of instant noodles under the foot ...
Looking beyond food for causes of Cameroon’s malnutrition
IRIN - 10/29/2014 6:38:50 AM
Around a dozen mothers watched over their sick children in the ward. Some 58,000 children under the age of five have suffered severe acute malnutrition in Cameroon’s Far North and North regions this year ... country has nearly twice the minimum World ...
Burundi - The Hungriest Country in the World? A Review of the Indicators
AllAfrica - 10/27/2014 8:14:16 AM
Arecent global analysis on food security, nutrition and vulnerability conducted by the World Food Program (WFP) in May 2014, shows that around 816 214Burundian children under five years suffer from chronic malnutrition, of which 332 098 are severe cases.
Unicef Highlights Social Exclusion of Rural Youth in Mexico
Latin American Herald Tribune - 10/30/2014 3:45:51 AM
The United Nations in September of that year set ... said that 13.5 percent of children under the age of five in Mexico suffered from chronic malnutrition or stunting (low height for their age) in 2012, while in rural areas of the country’s south that ...
Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi
New York Times Blogs - 10/29/2014 12:58:13 PM
Nearly every country in the world has signed the treaty, with one notable exception: the United States. Brainstorm your own list of the top five rights you believe should be protected under ... or lure kids away from school at a young age to work?
Malala Wins 2014 World’s Children Prize in Sweden, Donates Money to Gaza Schools as Sweden’s Recognition of Pa lestine Coincides
Microfinance Monitor - 10/30/2014 9:15:08 AM
Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who won the 2014 World’s Children ... heroic work to serve children in Gaza", Malala said, "The needs are overwhelming more than half of Gaza’s population is under 18 years of age. They want and deserve ...