StC raises alarm on child malnutrition

Each year 5.9 mn under 5s die from preventable causes

(ANSA) - Milan, October 13 - Save the Children on Tuesday called for action to prevent 69 million children from dying of hunger and disease before 2030.
    The organisation made the call during its dedicated day at Expo in Milan.
    "We have worked to enable millions of children in the most difficult parts of the world to survive, but much still needs to be done," Save the Children Italy president Claudio Tesauro said.
    Each year 5.9 million children die from preventable causes before their fifth birthday - in 45% of cases within one month of birth. In 50% of cases, death is due to malnutrition.


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