285K North Korean children suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition: Report | NK News
July 20, 2024
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285K North Korean children suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition: Report

UN study finds growth impairment in DPRK is declining but remains 10 times the rate in South Korea

Hundreds of thousands of North Korean children are too short for their age because they don’t have enough food to eat, the U.N. has assessed in a new report.

Over 285,000 North Korean children were suffering impaired growth in 2022, according to the annual report on child malnutrition report jointly published by the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank Group (WGB) and World Health Organization (WHO) last week. 

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