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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced a US$5 million donation to UNICEF’s newly launched “No Time to Waste” global malnutrition campaign. The contribution will help malnourished children who are five years old and younger in up to 24 countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Middle East and the Philippines.

“We are pleased to support UNICEF’s efforts to assist children experiencing malnutrition since this program closely aligns with the Church’s global focus on early childhood nutrition,” said Bishop L. Todd Budge, second counselor in the Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ.

“The scale of this crisis requires actions that go beyond the immediate humanitarian response,” said Catherine Russell, executive director of UNICEF, at a recent conference in Berlin. “We also need to invest in building stronger, more resilient food, health, and social protection systems that all children rely on – and that help communities and countries prevent and respond to future crises.” Up to 41 million children currently suffering from malnutrition could be impacted in the first year of programming.

“This support represents a significant new stage of our partnership, building on nine years of impact for children and investments towards lifesaving programs.

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