Cambodia and the World Bank tackle child malnutrition

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Cambodian children

By all accounts, Cambodia is doing very well economically. For the first decade of the 21st century, it was the 15th fastest growing economy of the world, according to the World Bank. And, says the Bank, for the past two years, the country's economic performance has remained strong. But despite these impressive accomplishments, malnutrition remains a serious problem in Cambodia. Nearly 40% of Cambodian children under the age of five are short for their age, according to the 2010 Cambodia Demographic and Health Survey – one of the highest rates in the region. In this World Bank report, narrated by Gerry Adams, we hear how Cambodia, with the help of the World Bank, is addressing the problems of malnutrition and stunting.

N-Peace recognizes efforts of women in conflict

N-Peace Award

Farkhunda Zahra Naderi, a parliamentarian from Afghanistan, is one of nine winners – eight women and one man – of the N-Peace Award. N-Peace is a network of tens of thousands of peace advocates who communicate online to share ways to promote and keep peace in their countries.

Crisis caused by floods continues in Pakistan

Farmers who lost everything during the floods

The floods that started in Pakistan nearly a month ago continue to create a humanitarian crisis in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan. The United Nations humanitarian agency, OCHA, says the floods have affected about five million people and left over one million acres of farmland under water. Dianne Penn reports.

Presenter: Gerry Adams
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

Filed under UN Calling Asia.
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