5 children die of malnutrition in Thar
Five children died of malnutrition and epidemics in Sindh’s Thar Parkar district.
According to the Sindh Health Department, the number of children dying from epidemic diseases has risen to 24 this month, while the number of children dying from malnutrition this year has reached 604.
According to a survey released in 2019, 50% of children under the age of five in Sindh were malnourished.
In 2018, 505 children died of starvation and disease, while in 2017, 445, in 2016, 489, in 2015, 398 and in 2014, 326 children died.