THARPARKAR: Two more children died on Friday due to malnutrition within the past 24 hours in Tharparkar, Sindh as the child death toll continues to climb.

The death of these children has raised the death toll to 29 for this month and 229 for this year in Tharparkar. Sources further informed that 50 more malnutrition children are still under treatment at Civil Hospital in Mithi.

Every year 1,500 children die due to malnutrition, infections and lack of proper medical facilities in the remote region.

A report released by the United Nations Children Fund last year stated that Pakistan is among countries with the highest infant mortality rates, with 22 infants dying before turning one month old.