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Time running out for Afghan children, UNICEF warns

Rahamatullah Baghban
Press TV, Kabul

These days Afghanistan’s largest children's hospital in Kabul is receiving malnourished babies more than any time before.

Doctors say malnutrition has increased since the poverty is on the rise in Afghanistan, adding the hospital lacks beds and medicines.

According to UNICEF, 3.2 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by the end of the year. Authorities say world countries should not leave Afghan children alone.

Following the Taliban takeover of the country, international funding to the Afghan people were cut off and billions of dollars in Afghan assets were frozen by the US.

The war may be over in Afghanistan, but the nation now is struggling with an economic crisis. Half of Afghanistan's population is facing acute hunger and over 1 million Afghan children are at risk of dying.



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