Huge numbers of stunted children, says UN report

Published on 19 November 2009

Almost 200 million children under the age of five in the developing world suffer from stunted growth, according to a new U.N. report. But surprisingly, in the Middle East, wealthier countries have more of a problem than some poorer nations.
The Occupied Palestinian Territories, for example, have a stunting prevalence of 10 percent -- the lowest in the Middle East -- according to the study from UNICEF, the New York-based United Nations Children's Fund.

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