One in three children malnourished in parts of Europe

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 08 December 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1326
  1. Katka Krosnar
  1. Prague

    A new report from Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, has shown a sharp increase in child poverty and a growing gap in the health status of rich and poor populations in the former Soviet Union and former Eastern European bloc.

    Despite a general growth in most economies in the Commonwealth of Independent States and central and eastern Europe in the second half of the decade since the fall of the Communist regime, inequality has increased, and almost 18 million children (17% of children) in the region are living on less than $2.15 (£1.50) a day, said the study, published last week. Rising numbers of children are …

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