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Submitted by AminaSemlali on

Very important blog post.

Thank you for sharing information on the shocking and steep increase in undernourishment in Iraq and in West Bank/Gaza.

It is impossible to overlook the impact of conflict on the continually deteriorating health of these populations (undernourishment being only one of many other health aspects).

Also, someone had a question about obesity/non-communicable diseases (heart disease being the leading cause of death & disability, while high blood pressure being the 2nd). In the Economist pocket world in figures 2013 - several MENA countries land in the global top 20 for obesity (http://my.safaribooksonline.com/book/personal-and-professional-development/9781846685989/health/lev0176_html)... with challenges existing in parallel.. in Egypt, 30% of children below five years of age are stunted, while 20% within the same age category are obese (with stark urban/rural discrepancies).

Thanks again.

Amina Semlali