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What is hunger?

Child hunger is when children go without food consistently and become undernourished or malnourished.

Many children across the globe are in urgent need of enough calories to survive in catastrophic hunger situations, extreme poverty, and vulnerability. In other circumstances, children consume too many calories from low-quality foods. These foods do not provide the necessary nutrients for their bodies and brains. 

Not all children go through these extreme situations. However, insufficient and unhealthy food or a lack of vital nutrients can negatively impact a child’s future development.

Every child, child has the right to live free from violence, exploitation and abuse.