AMERICA/COLOMBIA - 81 children have died of malnutrition since the beginning of the year

Tuesday, 23 May 2017


La Guajira (Agenzia Fides) - The National Institute of Health (INS) has recently announced the death toll for malnutrition since the beginning of the year. We are talking about 81 children under 5 years of age. In addition, two more deaths were reported in the last week. The report notes that in the departments of La Guajira, Chocó, Córdoba, Meta and Nariño 73,3% of deaths were registered: 53.3% females and 66.6% males. Statistics based on ethnic background report 4 cases (26.6%) of indigenous children, 3 (20%) Afro-Colombian and 8 (53.3%) of other groups. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 23/5/2017)