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Title: Covid likely to worsen rising trend of wasting in children, obesity: UN
Date:15 July 2020

Covid-19 may exacerbate the rising trend of wasting in children, besides child and adult obesity globally, and render vulnerable people even more vulnerable, a United Nations report said. The world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (Zero Hunger) by 2030 and the number of people affected by hunger will surpass 840 million by 2030, or 9.8% of the population, said the latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, a global study tracking the progress on ending hunger and malnutrition, published on 13 July 2020.

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