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Increase in malnutrition


According to the GMOA, acute nutritional problems have arisen amongst children, due to the current crisis in the island.

According to reports by UNICEF, Sri Lanka has become the seventh country among the nations that suffers child malnutrition.

The ongoing crisis has only aggravated this issue. With the rising cost of living and continuous price increases in essential food items etc, citizens find it very difficult to purchase the same.

Several days ago, the World Food Programme together with the USAID commenced a programme to provide for the most needy people of this nation.

The Ministry of Health has been requested to address this matter.

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