The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) expresses concern about a budget shortage for providing humanitarian aid to Afghanistan. More than 3 6600 children under five years old in Afghanistan are deprived of essential aid packages.
On its social media platform on Sunday, OCHA emphasised that due to the budget shortage, access to primary healthcare services in Afghanistan has decreased by approximately 100,000 people.
OCHA provides statistics indicating that over 3 6600 children under five years old are deprived of humanitarian aid packages in Afghanistan due to insufficient funding.
Furthermore, the UN’s humanitarian aid coordination office said that 173 mobile nutrition and health centres in Afghanistan are at risk of closure due to budget constraints.
According to the agency’s report, out of 944,000 children under five years old, 1.8 million suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition, and 521,934 children under five face severe acute malnutrition, depriving them of essential healthcare services.
Previously, OCHA had reported that one million women and girls in Afghanistan have been deprived of humanitarian assistance.
This is happening when the increase in poverty and hunger, especially among women and children, has become a severe concern in Afghanistan.