10 April 2013

40% of Cambodian Kids Shorter than they Should Be

A recent survey shows that a staggeringly-high 40% of Cambodians under the age of 5 are stunted. Compare that to the Southeast Asian average of 19%. And 30% of Cambodian kids are deemed underweight.

Such appalling figures have much to do with poor sanitation and the inevitable resulting health issues and illnesses; just 57% of rural Cambodian households have basic toilet facilities, for example.

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