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One of Every Five Children Suffers From Hunger in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru
To be poor and indigenous and live in marginal sectors on city edges or in
rural zones in the sierra and the altiplano is an almost certain recipe for
hunger in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru. In the Andean subregion, one of every five children suffers from chronic malnutrition (low height for age between 0-5 years), according to a study presented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) in Quito, Ecuador. Hambre y desigualdad en los países andinos (Hunger and Inequality in Andean Countries) reveals that conditions have worsened in recent years. Vulnerable groups live in areas with little access to services such as drinking water and sewage treatment.
Date: December 21 2004