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DESPONDENTLY POOR WITH BLEAK FUTURE (2016-06-01)

Article by Terrance M. Booysen

As is the case with so many developing countries across the world, poverty is a matter which is discussed as a growing crisis by heads of state, business leaders and civic groups; but the trends of poverty continue to rise.

Whilst poverty has been described as a ‘silent killer’ amongst the poor, its visible effects have the most bearing upon children who suffer from undernutrition and who are the greatest victims of this socio-economic crime.  According to a paper produced in 2013 by Black et al, it was estimated that circa 3 million children die annually*, mostly as a result of undernutrition.

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