Child malnutrition in Africa is a striking story about inequality. (Photo/Megan Trace/Flickr)

Inequality And Child Hunger: Angola, Rwanda, Ethiopia Make Progress, But Full Stomachs Still Belong To The Richer

ANGOLA, Rwanda, and Ethiopia have made the most progress in reducing hunger since 2000, according to a new report.

Figuring out which countries have gotten worse is harder, as seven candidates (including Syria, Libya, Somalia and South Sudan) don’t offer reliable data. An annual survey tracking child malnutrition and mortality, the Global Hunger Index, produced by NGOs Concern and Welt Hunger Hilfe, last week reported some promising progress in reducing malnutrition since 2000.

What it also shows is that child malnutrition can tell a striking story about inequality: in the most extreme example, stunting rates veer between 10% in prosperous areas of southern Nigeria to over 50% in parts of the north.

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