Pakistani flood children face winter peril

Published on 14 October 2010

As winter approaches on Pakistan's flooded southern plains, thousands of malnourished children are living in dirty, spartan tents without prospect of a home, officials and UN workers say. (..) As the season cools and winter rains arrive, UN officials at the World Food Programme said that stockpiling food is an urgent issue."Rapid assessments of nutritional status and clinical observations strongly suggest that rates of acute malnutrition are rising," said WFP spokeswoman Jackie Dent.

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