The nutritional problems of children in developing countries are considered to be associated with more than half of all child deaths. Most such deaths are attributable to mild or moderate malnutrition, as opposed to severe malnutrition.

Each year, about 20 million infants are born with low birth weights
Bhutan. WFP photo: F. Mattioli

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  • Haiti: worldwide, some 190 million children are underweight and 230 million are stunted
  • Ecuador: about 2 million people -- mostly women and children -- are affected by iron deficiency worldwide

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