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Malnutrition Cases In Klungkung Bali Surges Since Covid-19 Pandemic Struck

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Dozens of children in Klungkung are experiencing malnutrition and their condition is still far from normal in comparison to the average child in Bali.

During a social visit from Empowerment of Family Welfare (PKK) that took place at the Dalem Temple in Nusa Penida, they found dozens of children were undersized and malnourished. The Head of Klungkung PKK, Ayu Suwirta explained that as of February 2021 11 toddlers in Klungkung are malnourished, while another 21 are not being well-fed and 34 children are small for their age.

“Those kids were from the poor communities who live in Klungkung, including Nusa Penida. But thankfully the central and regional government have provided a food aid program called Additional Food Aid (PMT) for those children.” said Ayu Suwirta during the event which was also attended by the wife of Bali Governor, Putri Suastini Koster. Suwirta appreciated the food air program that was initiated by Suastini Koster to support the less fortunate residents in Klungkung area.

During the visit, Suastini Koster also handed out rice to people in need such as senior citizens, pregnant women and children. “I hope this program will help the people in the Klungkung District especially during these tough times. I also want to remind the pregnant women here to try to avoid getting stressed during their pregnancy by reducing their cell phone usage, eating healthy food as well as complying with the prevention protocols.” Suwirta concluded.

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J West

Sunday 4th of April 2021

If rich young and retired expats, of whom there are many living in Bali, some of whom are EU royalty billionaire inheritance cases, and all the sons and daughters ( who sell themselves as influencers) of very rich parents, and the Hotel and Beer barons, who have made vast fortunes off the Bali tourist trade, were to give back, even a little, to the community, hunger would be eliminated in hours.

Think of it, The Bali super rich, could sell one London or Paris property between them and not only feed, but house and educate every family in Bali. The people who give nothing are the people who have made the most, you know the ones, lounging in Ubud with fat gold chains to show the wait-staff.

To the EU, Russia multi-millionaires pretending to be cool....it’s not cool if your ‘jet-set’ lifestyle means avoiding your responsibility as a human being. Pennies in a hand out aren’t enough, get off your behinds and give.

Randy

Friday 9th of April 2021

@Paul Morris, How is that possible? There are already more people going hungry and evicted from their homes in the US.

The Indonesian super rich and local celebrities could do more than previously thought. The extra miles to lend a helping hand to their own citizens would be helpful.

There are already many charitable organizations in Indonesia but it is still not enough to spread the concern across the sprawling archipelago.

Randy

Friday 9th of April 2021

@Benoit Repesse, There are already many charitable organizations in Indonesia but it is still not enough to spread the concern across the sprawling archipelago.

Randy

Friday 9th of April 2021

@J West, The Indonesian super rich and local celebrities could do more than previously thought. The extra miles to lend a helping hand to their own citizens would be helpful. There are already many charitable organizations in Indonesia but it is still not enough to spread the concern across the sprawling archipelago.

Benoit Repesse

Monday 5th of April 2021

@J West, Since you seem to have the solutions to eradicate poverty in Bali, please explain how one goes about: «selling one London or Paris property between them... » in order to feed the poorest of the Bali population in the long run. How about looking at the biggest Jakarta run conglomerates, including family or military owned holdings as well as massive shares of land in Bali first? They might be easier to reach and also wealthier than you seem to think.

Paul Morris

Monday 5th of April 2021

@J West, well said it’s about time these super rich helped the locals from starving to death

Wayan Bo

Sunday 4th of April 2021

Public feeding program should be immediately extended, public kitchens and food delivery program would be solution.

Kim Anne Ariawan

Sunday 4th of April 2021

i believe if people want to travel ,the COVID vaccine should be a travel passport .This way wherever you visit you have done your best to stay safe and protect the people around you . Stay safe and please listen and obey the rules of the country you are in