The 15 countries that are being affected the worst by an unprecedented food and nutrition crisis are being urged by United Nations agencies to take immediate action to safeguard the most vulnerable children.

Numerous children are suffering from severe malnutrition, and access to vital health, nutrition, and other life-saving services is decreasing as a result of conflict, climatic shocks, COVID-19's continued effects, and growing living costs. Acute malnutrition, often known as wasting, affects more than 30 million children in the 15 nations with the highest rates of the condition. Severe wasting, the deadliest type of undernutrition, affects 8 million of these children. This poses a serious threat to children's lives, long-term health, and development, with consequences felt by people, their communities, and their nations.

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