WHO says million Afghan children at risk of dying amid acute malnutrition

Written by on November 12, 2021

November 12, 2021

GENEVA (Reuters) – Around 3.2 million children are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in Afghanistan by the end of this year, with 1 million of them at risk of dying, a World Health Organization spokesperson said on Friday.

“It’s an uphill battle as starvation grips the country,” Margaret Harris told Geneva-based journalists by telephone from the capital Kabul. “The world must not and cannot afford to turn its back on Afghanistan.”

(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Alison Williams)

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