UN concerned over rising child malnutrition in Cambodia due to COVID-19

UN agencies have come together to urge Cambodia to focus on children’s rights to healthy diets as malnutrition among children in the country is in danger of rising amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Khmer Times on August 4 quoted UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore as saying that in countries like Cambodia, the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 is disrupting food security, livelihoods and the economy.

A joint statement of UNICEF, WEF, FAO and WHO appealed to governments, the public, donors and the private sector around the world to protect children’s right to nutrition worldwide, including in Cambodia, by focusing on five core issues.

In full: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/un-concerned-over-rising-child-malnutrition-in-cambodia-due-to-covid19/179714.vnp

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