According to the United Nations, more than one million children under the age of five in Afghanistan could be malnourished this year.
According to a United Nations diagnostic report released in May, about 1.1 million children in Afghanistan could be malnourished, which would be almost double the number released in 2018.
According to the report, rising poverty and rising commodity prices due to the war in Ukraine are also a part of this fact.
It should be noted that due to malnutrition children are very thin and small in terms of their height, as a result of which the immune system is weakened which is called severe wasting.
According to the report, severe wasting is the most immediate and fatal form of malnutrition and affects at least 1.3 million children under the age of five worldwide. It kills one in five people in this age group worldwide.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says the war in Ukraine, the Corona epidemic, and climate change were already feeding the world and families were unable to feed their children. Were
UNICEF has reportedly opened about 1,000 treatment facilities in Afghanistan where parents can bring their malnourished children.