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Malnutrition Up in Darfur Despite Aid

December 27, 2007
December 27, 2007
NAIROBI, Kenya — Child malnutrition rates have increased sharply in Darfur, even though it is home to the world’s largest aid operation, according to a new United Nations report.The report showed that 16.1 percent of children affected by the conflict in Darfur, a vast, turbulent region in western Sudan, are acutely malnourished, compared with 12.9 percent last year. For the first time since 2004, the malnutrition rate, a gauge of the population’s overall distress, has crossed what United Nations officials consider to be the emergency threshold.Read the rest:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/27/world/africa/27darfur.html?hp
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