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Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 12:53
"Sri Lanka amongst most undernourished countries in Asia" - ADB
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Asian Development Bank says Sri Lanka is amongst the countries with the highest rates of undernourishment in Asia.

The other countries are Timor Leste, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The rate of undernourishment is as high as 26.8 per cent in Afghanistan, 22 per cent in Sri Lanka and 22 per cent in Pakistan, as per latest data by the Asian Development Bank.

South Asian neighbours India and Bangladesh, with comparatively large sets of population, also have 16.4 and 15.2 per cent rate of undernourishment respectively.

Even Vietnam, China and Indonesia have undernourishment rates of 11, 9.3 and 7.6 per cent respectively.

Indonesia's undernourishment rate is almost the same as Nepal (7.8 per cent) and Thailand (7.4 per cent).

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