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UNICEF Provides Treatment For 270,000 Malnourished In Afghanistan

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

Over 270,000 malnourished children in Afghanistan have received treatment from UNICEF in the first five months of 2023.

“In the first five months of this year, UNICEF supported treatment for 273,000 children with severe acute malnutrition, with approximately 60,000 treated in May alone,” UNICEF Afghanistan tweeted on Thursday.

Aid organizations said that the surge in poverty since the Taliban took control of the country has contributed to an increase in childhood malnutrition.

The organization reported last month that it had treated 48,800 severely malnourished children in Afghanistan in April.

56% of the children treated, according to UNICEF, are girls.

According to UNICEF’s representative in Afghanistan, Fran Equiza, about 2.3 million children in the country are expected to experience acute malnutrition this year. Among them, 875,000 children who suffer from severe acute malnutrition, a disease that can be fatal, need medical attention.

Equiza further emphasized that 840,000 pregnant or nursing women are in danger of acute malnutrition, which might impair their capacity to give their children the best care possible.

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