Scripting a new chapter in the tribal area of Kerala's Attapady, infamous for alcoholism and malnutrition, six children from the region have been selected for admission to the prestigious Sainik school here, thanks to a project taken up by its alumni.
UN children`s fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where aid was delivered this week to thousands of people affected by the months-long blockade.
The Uttar Pradesh government has identified 14 lakh "extremely under-nourished children" and has begun intensive monitoring to ensure that they get proper and adequate attention, an official said on Monday.
According to the data collected during 'vazan tyohar' (weight festival) organised by the department, malnutrition rate in Chhattisgarh has declined to 30 per cent from 47.1 per cent registered in the National Family Health Survey 2005-06 (weight-based).
Fearing the consequences of climate change, the UN children's agency has warned that nearly 690 million of the world's 2.3 billion children living in areas most exposed to climate change face higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming.
Scientists have developed a way to monitor food security using a smartphone app, which combines weather and soil moisture data from satellites with crowd-sourced data on the vulnerability of the population to malnutrition and other relevant socio-economic data.