Children in poor areas chronically underfed

Students play between classes at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. News came to light that malnutrition was widespread among students in the poor county after an online post revealed that students at the elementary school can afford only two meals a day, mainly potatoes. One child said his biggest wish was to eat a watermelon, the post said. (Photo/Xinhua)

 

Students play ping-pong on a stone table at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

 
Students study in a threadbare classroom at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

 

Students study in a threadbare classroom at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

Students prepare to have lunch together at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. Eight to nine students generally share two dishes and one soup. (Photo/Xinhua)


Students share the food during lunch at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

 

Students have lunch outside a classroom at an elementary school in the impoverished Cuihua township, Luquan Yi and Miao autonomous county, Southwest China’s Yunnan province, June 20, 2011. (Photo/Xinhua)

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