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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:42 AM

40% of indigenous people in Colombia suffer malnutrition .

40% of indigenous people in Colombia suffer malnutrition .
Monday, 18 June 2012 07:06 Jet van Dijck

Of the 1,383,000 indigenous people in Colombia, at least 55,000 are facing food shortages, local media reported Sunday.

According to Gabriel Muyuy Jacanamejoy, the director of the Presidential Program for Indigenous Affairs, the malnutrition is primarily affecting children.

At least 50 children died this year of diseases related to malnutrition, Muyuy stated.

The official added that no official figures were available, because the majority of the children who died were buried in their territorities without being reported to the authorities.

More:
http://colombiareports.com/colombia-news/news/24639-40-of-indigenous-people-in-colombia-suffers-hunger.html



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dougolat Jun 2012 #1

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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:11 AM

1. diabolical priorities at work

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