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More than a fifth of children in Darfur is malnourished

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 04 November 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1064
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. Addis Ababa

    The United Nations World Food Programme warns that more than a fifth of children under 5 in Darfur are malnourished, and nearly half of all families do not have enough food.

    The results of the first nutritional survey in western Sudan were released on 26 October. The report says, “A basic minimum public health package, including adequate supplies of clean water and medicine, should accompany food and nutrition aid.”

    “While much has been done for months now to feed as many people as possible in Darfur, the survey underlines how much …

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