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× UN: Nearly a half-billion in Asia-Pacific still going hungry

BANGKOK --- Nearly a half-billion people in the Asia-Pacific are still malnourished and eliminating hunger by 2030 requires that millions escape food insecurity each month, a report released Wednesday by UN agencies has revealed.

Data compiled by the United Nations show slow progress and even backsliding in the areas of child wasting and stunting and other problems related to malnutrition. Worsening…