Solutions proposed as shocking new child hunger numbers revealed

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Nearly half (47%) of all survey respondents reported running out of money for food in April, the first month of the country’s hard national lockdown restrictions. Picture: iStock/ Stas_V
Nearly half (47%) of all survey respondents reported running out of money for food in April, the first month of the country’s hard national lockdown restrictions. Picture: iStock/ Stas_V

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Findings of a large survey released on Wednesday show children may be the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic’s greatest victims and that the country’s progress towards ending hunger may have been reversed.

The study, called the National Income Dynamics Study: Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (NIDS-Cram), includes data from about 7 000 respondents across the country who were asked a series of questions telephonically about hunger, health and employment between May and last month.

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