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Three million Afghan children to suffer malnutrition this year: WFP

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

 The World Food Programme (WFP) in Afghanistan has warned that this year, up to three million children could suffer from malnutrition. The organization stated that since last year, due to a reduction in foreign aid, the number of malnourished children seeking treatment has increased.

Mona Sheikh, Head of Nutrition at the World Food Programme in Afghanistan, said in a video posted on the organization’s account on its social media platform X, “We will be able to assist about 1.6 million malnourished children.”

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) previously announced that in 2023, it assisted 715,000 malnourished children in Afghanistan.

According to international organizations, many families in Afghanistan under Taliban control are unable to provide food for their children.

Additionally, reports indicate that since the Taliban took power, Afghanistan has been facing a dire humanitarian crisis, exacerbating the already precarious situation. The lack of stability and access to basic necessities has led to widespread suffering, particularly among vulnerable groups like women and children.

Moreover, the shortfall of funds from international organizations has significantly hindered relief efforts in Afghanistan. This has left millions of people at risk of famine and deprived them of essential humanitarian aid, further worsening the humanitarian situation in the country.

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