Children ‘failed’ over nutrition

THE WORLD is failing children by not ensuring they have enough to eat, says the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef). It says the number of children under five who are underweight has remained virtually unchanged since 1990, despite a target to reduce the number affected. Poor nutrition contributes to about 5.6 million child deaths per year and more than half of all under-nourished children in the world live in South Asia.