AP: Malnutrition rates in Afghanistan are at record highs, with half the country enduring severe hunger throughout the year, a spokesman for the World Food Program said on January 26. The Taliban takeover in August 2021 drove millions into poverty and hunger after foreign aid stopped almost overnight. “Half of Afghanistan endures severe hunger throughout
Jurist: The Taliban don’t care about how the people suffer. Since they retook control of Afghanistan, people have only experienced constraints in their everyday life. The international community’s financial support seems to be not enough as there are a lot of complaints that the Taliban use them for themselves instead of giving them to needy
Tolo News: A recently returned Afghan doctor from Turkey reportedly treated more than 400 children with cleft lip and cleft palate in Afghanistan for free, saying that he only treats those who cannot afford treatment. “When I came to Kabul, I conducted a lot of surgeries in Kabul, then Kunduz, and then I moved to
8am: The scores of the global hunger index are given based on the indicators of malnutrition, child stunting, and mortality, and the score of these indicators is calculated on a 100-point scale. Based on this report, 29.8% of Afghan people suffer from malnutrition and 5.8% of children die younger than the age of five, and
Tolo News: The Ministry of Public Health said that 200,000 Afghans, including women and children, have been suffering from malnutrition in the last month in the country. “Malnutrition cases here are not due just to economic challenges, but they are suffering because their mothers are uneducated and do not know how to feed their children,”
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in August 2021 triggered the collapse of Afghanistan’s aid-dependent economy, leading to rising food prices and soaring unemployment. The economic crunch has fueled a hunger crisis in the country of some 40 million people. According to the United Nations, a staggering 95 percent of Afghans are not getting enough to
Akmal Dawi VOA News July 28, 2022 Afghanistan is again facing risks of mass starvation in coming months as critical relief operations suffer substantial funding shortfalls. The World Food Program (WFP) says it faces a net funding shortage of $960 million to sustain humanitarian operations over the next six months. “Funding shortfalls and skyrocketing prices
Tolo News: The number of children struggling with malnutrition has surged by 50 percent this year compared to the previous year at a provincial hospital in Herat. Based on the figures of the doctors, more than 2,000 children suffering from malnutrition have been registered at a children’s hospital in Herat over the past six months.
Ariana: Doctors at the Abu Ali Sina-e-Balkhi Regional Hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif have voiced deep concern over the increase in malnutrition among children in the north of the country, saying the prevalence of this condition has increased by 50 percent in the region. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) public health ministry said 820,000 people, including mothers and children, have sought treatment for malnutrition so far this year. According to a video message by Javid Hajir, a spokesman for the ministry, 570,000 of them were children under the age of five. Hajir added that during this period,