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Sunday 23 January 2005

Malnutrition on the rise in tsunami-hit Indonesia, UN says

Malnutrition is a growing problem among tsunami survivors in Indonesia, the United Nations warned, with high prices and poor quality food leaving many vulnerable to sickness.

The UN's World Food Programme said a study of the west and northeast coasts of Sumatra island found families were eating less than three meals per day and were failing to get the required nutrients.

Despite a huge humanitarian effort to bring supplies to isolated communities, many people were without proper access to food weeks after the disaster, sparking fears that more people could perish.

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