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Hunger costs Swaziland three percent of GDP

Date Published: 
07/31/2013
Summary: 

Around three in 10 young children in Swaziland are stunted by hunger, and 270,000 workers are also physically affected, an official said Tuesday, citing a government-backed study. The report, by the Swazi government supported by the World Food Programme, found that around 3.1 percent of GDP was lost annually due to the long-term fall out. The figure is equal to $92 million (69.4 million euros). According to the Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) study, eight percent of child deaths are linked to undernutrition.