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UN: Nearly Half-Billion People Undernourished in Asia-Pacific Region

Four U.N. specialized agencies warn that many parts of Asia and the Pacific suffer from alarmingly high levels of malnutrition and hunger. This is the first time the Food and Agriculture Organization, the U.N. Children’s Fund, the World Food Program and the World Health Organization have issued a joint report, which calls for urgent action to reverse the situation. The report finds efforts to reduce malnutrition and hunger have come to a virtual standstill in Asia and the Pacific. Unless...

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