Which country has the largest number of stunted children in the world, as per Water Grid’s latest report titled ‘Caught Short-How lack of toilets and clean water contribute to malnutrition’ ?
As per latest report titled ‘Caught Short–How lack of toilets and clean water contribute to malnutrition’, India has the highest number of children suffering from stunting in the world. The report was released by WaterAid, an international development charity. As per the report, 48 million children in India, or two in every five children under the age of 5, suffer from stunted growth, affecting their physical as well as cognitive and emotional development. India is followed by Nigeria, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, DR Congo and Philippines.