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Acute malnutrition: an everyday emergency: A 10-point plan for tackling acute malnutrition in under-fives

The ‘Generation Nutrition’ campaign shines a light on the plight of the 52 million children in the world suffering from acute malnutrition—that’s one in every 12 children globally. In this report, campaigners reveal that one million children die every year as a result of inadequate nutrition and that millions more have their prospects irreversibly damaged by the devastating effects of malnutrition.  

The ‘Generation Nutrition’ report also provides detailed analysis, for the first time, on the fact that acute malnutrition does not only occur in humanitarian crises, but is most common in stable countries like India, Kenya and Indonesia. Campaigners say this demonstrates the need for acute malnutrition to be recognized as an “everyday emergency” with resources targeted at addressing the condition at a community level.

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Benn Hobbs and Anne Bush, Generation Nutrition campagin (2014). Acute malnutrition: an everyday emergency: A 10-point plan for tackling acute malnutrition in under-fives. www.ennonline.net/acutemalnutritionaneverydayemergencya10pointplanfortacklingacutemalnutritioninunderfives