» 07/02/2011, 00.00
Melani Manel Perera
Malnutrition and anemia increases among children in Colombo
This was revealed by a study by the Medical Research Institute. In the capital alone, long-term malnutrition is 29% (41% in Sri Lanka), short-term 8% (11% in Sri Lanka). In many cases, women use a good part of the family budget in beauty products, instead of healthy food, rich in protein.
09/06/2010 SRI LANKA
Colombo, more money allocated to army than economy, despite war being over
Population’s disbelief over 201 billion rupees (1.5 billion) allocated to the Ministry of Defence despite the war ending last year. Education, health and economic development are in crisis.
22/10/2011 SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka, 4 million people suffer from hunger. A "Food Justice Campaign”
It's called "Grow" and is sponsored by humanitarian group Oxfam International. Pregnant women and children are the most malnourished groups. One in 5 children born underweight. Approximately 500 thousand children under 5 years are underweight.
10/04/2010 SRI LANKA
Kandana: at Easter, a mobile clinic to treat the poor of the parish
Archdiocese of Colombo renews an aid project for over 200 needy. Medical care, specialist visits and medicines provided through the efforts of the Church and help of 10 government doctors. For the future the goal is to expand to the nearby district of Gampaha.
17/10/2008 SRI LANKA
Colombo asked for new economic policy against hunger
The initiative comes on the occasion of World Food Day, to make food production more efficient and healthy by involving the population.
Phnom Penh: children in urban areas first victims of economic crisis
A rise in prices is sharpening the country's food crisis. Acute malnutrition is up from 9.6% in 2005 to 15.9% in 2008. The government's goal to reduce the infant mortality rate is at risk.
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