Tuesday, April 16, 2024

SIGAR: 3.2 Million Afghan Children Are At Risk of Malnutrition

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

According to the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), 3.2 million Afghan children are currently malnourished. UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) warns that half of children under the age of five will suffer from the disease this year.

On Sunday, May29, the organization warned that if these children are not provided for, one million Afghan children could become extremely malnourished and perish.

In another tweet, the organization stated that 8.7 million Afghans are at risk of famine-like conditions out of the 22.8 million who would face food insecurity in 2022.

With the Taliban taking control of Afghanistan, poverty and hunger spread throughout the country.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) previously stated that food security in Afghanistan is a catastrophe and that more than half of the Afghan population is already reliant on humanitarian aid.

According to the organization’s tweet of 26th May, the economic and food crises are still raging in Afghanistan, with one in every two people unsure where they will get their next meal from.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees stated, “The people of Afghanistan cannot be left behind.”

The UNHCR made a point of saying that investing in education, health centers, water projects, and roads will allow and assist refugees and displaced people to return willingly.

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