Combatting Malnutrition in Cambodia

From 2007 to 2014, the proportion of people living in poverty in Cambodia dropped from 48 percent to 14 percent. While the proportion of the population that qualifies as undernourished fell from 29 percent to 15.3 percent from between 1999 and 2016, there are still approximately 2.3 million Cambodians living with serious food insecurity and poor quality diets. In 2014, 10 percent of children below the age of five suffered from acute malnutrition, and about 32 percent suffered from chronic malnutrition in Cambodia. Today, at least 24 percent of children are malnourished. These numbers have dropped significantly, but food security and nutrition remain crucial issues.

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