UNICEF: Lack of nutrition and medicine threatens 1 million Afghan children

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday that the health of nearly one million Afghan children is at risk due to problems of malnutrition and lack of medicine.

This came in a statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore.

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“10 million children in Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance to survive,” Fore said.

“The health of nearly one million Afghan children is at risk from malnutrition, and they may die if not treated,” she added.

She stated that “435,000 children and women have been internally displaced in Afghanistan.”

“We expect the humanitarian needs of children and women to increase in the coming months due to the severe drought, the devastating social and economic consequences of the coronavirus, and the approach of winter,” she added.

Since May, the “Taliban” has begun to expand its control in Afghanistan with the start of the final phase of the withdrawal of US forces.

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It is scheduled to be completed by August 31, and the movement took control of most of the country within 10 days.