Child Malnutrition in Earthquake Areas Persists as a Major Problem

UNICEF, the World Food Programme, the World Health Organization, and Pakistan’s Ministry of Health undertook a joint survey to assess whether the situation is improving or deteriorating and to establish a baseline to monitor future progress.

Malnutrition among children under the age of five in earthquake–affected areas of Pakistan’s Northwest Frontier Province and Kashmir is still of major concern and only gradually improving.

UNICEF, “Health and Nutrition Survey Provides Vital Information on Pakistan Earthquake Survivors,” Press Release, 9 May 2006.