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UNICEF report indicates SA among top 20 for severe child food poverty [SOUND]

# A UNICEF report reveals South Africa is one of 20 countries accounting for 65-percent of all children globally living in severe food poverty. Twenty-three-percent of South African children experience food deprivation and they are 50-percent more likely to suffer life-threatening malnutrition. UNICEF’s Christine Muhigana says the consequences can last a lifetime, weakening immunity, increasing disease risk and perpetuating the poverty cycle: