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August 1, 2021
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Pacific Children Suffering from Malnutrition and Diarrhoea

While Vanuatu recovers from Cyclone Pam, El Nino’s changing weather systems have extensively affected many across the Pacific region with children most at risk.

The results of these patterns show rising and changing sea levels, flooding, beach erosion, drought, frost and increasing health problems.

While these issues continues, UNICEF says the Pacific children are now suffering from the effects of the changing weather patterns.

In an interview on Pacific Dateline, UNICEF Pacific Representative Dr Karen Allen says the affected children are showing signs of malnutrition and diarrhoea.

Dr Karen says the deteriorating health could lead to greater developmental issues in the future, not just for children but other age groups as well.

While monitoring continues, it was confirmed that a two year old from Vanuatu has died from diarrhoea, with many others identified as malnourished, posing greater risks for others in the region.

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