Expected rise of malnutrition in Kingdom

Leading global organisations and NGOs have come together to urge Cambodia to focus on children’s rights to healthy diets as rates of malnutrition are in danger of rising amid the COVID-19 (C-19) pandemic.

The call was made in a joint statement from Unicef, the World Food Program, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and World Health Organisation.

In the statement, Unicef executive director Henrietta Fore said in countries like Cambodia, the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 is disrupting food security, livelihoods and the economy.

“It’s been seven months since the first COVID-19 cases were reported and it is increasingly clear that the repercussions of the pandemic are causing more harm to children than the disease itself,” Fore said.

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