UN: Biggest killer of kids in Central African Republic not bullets

UNITED NATIONS-Three years after conflict erupted in the Central African Republic, the biggest killers of children aren’t bullets but malnutrition, malaria, respiratory infections and diarrhea, the United Nations said Monday. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the mortality rate of children under the age of five is now above emergency levels in 11 of 16 prefectures across the country and in the capital Bangui, “marking a significant increase since pre-crisis level.” The UN humanitarian office, known as OCHA, said in its latest bulletin that the International Medical Corps reported that in these areas one out of every six children is “acutely malnourished.”

via ynetnews.com

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