1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

May 25, 2022 by Washington Post

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  • ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the U.N., as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards.
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  • U.N. and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year, rolling out a massive emergency aid program that fed millions.

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