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The impact of COVID-19 on child malnutrition


COVID-19 pandemic is having devastating impacts that risk reversing the slow but gradual progress made in recent years to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - SDGs. In a context already characterised by a significant increase in the number of people at risk of food insecurity, the pandemic can dramatically jeopardise the achievement of many of the objectives of Agenda 2030, starting with the “Zero Hunger” Goal. The number of malnourished people is likely to increase exponentially in the coming months, with dramatic consequences for the most vulnerable segments of the population such as children, women and adolescents.