Source: UNICEF Report
This is truly shocking.
UNICEF has classified over 60% of Eritrean children under 5 as being “stunted, wasted or underweight.” To put it bluntly – they are close to starvation.
- Worse than children in Zimbabwe, where half the population are going hungry.
- Worse than South Sudan, where children are suffering from years of civil war, and just one MSF hospital received 1,000 malnourished children in 2019.
- Worse than Mozambique, struggling to recover from hurricanes and conflict.
Any self-respecting government would resign if UNICEF produced a report showing this level of suffering.
But President Isaias Afwerki does nothing: all is well. Just keep quiet about the reality of childhood malnutrition.