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Latter-Day Saint Charities provides US$197,000 to support combating malnutrition in TL

Latter-Day Saint Charities provides US$197,000 to support combating malnutrition in TL

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DILI, 24 may 2024 (TATOLI) – Latter-Day Saint Charities (LDSC), a humanitarian organization from Hong Kong, has provided US$197,000 to strengthen the government’s program in combating malnutrition in the municipalities of Dili, Ermera, and Bobonaro.

The grant agreement was signed by the Executive Director of the Unit of Mission to Combat Stunting (UNMICS), Joel Pereira, and the LDSC representative, Mickey Liu, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Mariano Assanami Sabino.

According to Pereira, the grant will enable the distribution of nutritious food to children, and pregnant women and mothers in five villages, including three in Dili, one in Ermera, and another one in Bobonaro.

“The six-month program will benefit 630 people, mainly children under the age of six, pregnant and women,” Pereira said in Dili.

Mickey Liu said LDSC is committed to continuing to help the government combat malnutrition, dwarfism, and child stunting.

With almost every second child being stunted (47.1 percent of children under five years of age), Timor-Leste has the third highest prevalence of stunting and is among the only three countries in which at least half of children below 5 are stunted.

 

Journalist: Jose Belarmino de Sa

 

Editor: Filomeno Martins

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