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Event: DR Drought
Number: 2020-000031
Country: ARG Argentina
Location: Salta
Date (YMD): 2020-2-17
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Comments: Currently, the province of Salta, located in the north of Argentina, has been facing an emergency due to the progressive deaths of children in recent weeks. According to statements made by the Minister of Social Development, at least 32 Wichis (Indigenous people of the Central and Southern Chaco in South America) children were in hospital as of 13 February due to malnutrition. In addition to the children currently hospitalized and the complex humanitarian situation in this area of the country, at least eight child deaths due to malnutrition have been confirmed.
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