Hunger costs Swaziland three percent of GDP

Published on 31 July 2013

Around three in 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270,000 workers are also physically affected, an official said Tuesday, citing a government-backed study. The report, by the Swazi government supported by the World Food Programme, found that around 3.1 percent of GDP was lost annually due to the long-term fall out. The figure is equal to $92 million (69.4 million euros). According to the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study, eight percent of child deaths are linked to undernutrition.

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