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)