A billion people suffer from chronic malnutrition and more than 3.5 million children will die this year as a result. Despite major progress in other areas, nutrition is an issue widely overlooked on the development agenda. Stunting rates have stagnated in Africa over the past two decades at an unacceptably high level of 40%.
The results are devastating - malnutrition leads to irreversibly stunted development and shorter, less productive lives. Less productive lives mean no escape from poverty.
ONE is calling on world leaders to make measurable commitments to reduce chronic malnutrition by 2016 and help 25 million children reach their full potential.
How can it be that 40% of Africa's children are so chronically malnourished by the age of five that they wil lnever fully thrive, physically recover or mentally develop - a statistic that has not improved in two decades, despite so much other development progress?
50 million people could be locked in extreme poverty and 15 million children could remain chronically malnourished unless world leaders take urgent action to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.
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