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,
Ariana: Save the Children said Monday, in its latest report on Afghanistan, that 24.4 million people, including 13 million children, need humanitarian assistance and that over five million children are close to famine. In its April report, the organization said 19.7 million people, including 9.6 million children, are facing critical levels of hunger; “5.3 million
Tolo News: Following global concern about the poor economic situation in Afghanistan, Save the Children in a recent report said that Afghanistan is facing its worst food crisis, with 5 million children on the brink of starvation. According to the organization, about two in three children in Afghanistan – or 12 million – whose families
Tolo News: Badghis’ Public Health Department said that the number of malnourished children in the province is up 50% from last year. According to the department, in the past three months nearly 2,000 malnourished children have been brought to Badghis public hospitals for treatment. Click here to read more (external link). Related FAO: Farmers Do
By Abubakar Siddique RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi January 28, 2022 Graana walked for more than two hours to seek treatment for her starving 2-year-old son at a hospital in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand. “My son couldn’t walk because he was so weak,” the mother of five told RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi. “Hunger had disfigured him to the
Tolo News: Health officials in Badakhshan province said the number of malnourished children has increased. Ahmad Jawid Mohebi, head of the malnutrition department of the Taliban’s public health department for Badakhshan province, told Hasht-e Subh that due to poverty and hunger, the number of malnourished children in Badakhshan had increased about 1.5 times compared to