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More than 1 mln Afghan children could die of starvation by end of year

Source : 112 Ukraine

The large-scale hunger is caused by severe draught and the decline of economy
18:59, 12 November 2021

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Over 1 million children may die of hunger in Afghanistan by the end of the year. The WHO reported that as quoted by Reuters.

"Aid agencies have warned of famine as a drought coincides with a failing economy following the withdrawal of Western financial support in the aftermath of a Taliban takeover in August. The health sector has been hit especially hard, with many healthcare workers fleeing due to unpaid salaries", the news agency wrote.

Related: UK to allocate about $70 million of aid to Afghanistan

Every day, it gets colder. The low temperatures expose people to diseases, cutting the efficiency of their immune systems. The locals chop the wood to provide heating for hospitals. 

Besides, an epidemic of measles spreads across Afghanistan; 24,000 cases are observed as of November 11.

Related: First plane with UN humanitarian aid arrives in Afghanistan

 

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