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Nutrition takes a backseat as breadwinners battle to feed their families

New report paints a bleak picture of hunger and hopelessness worsened by Covid-19

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Breadwinners are embarrassed, ashamed and humiliated because they can no longer provide for their families.

This is according to Shaheda Omar, clinical director of The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, who was responding to the release of the Child Gauge report on food and nutrition safety on Thursday. The report painted a bleak picture of hunger and hopelessness worsened by Covid-19.

“You had families that you knew could provide for their basic needs, but with the hard lockdown, all of that was no longer possible because informal employment could not be done,” she said...

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