Malnourished Afghan children growing – IRC

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13 Jan 2022

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has expressed concerns about an increase in the number of acutely malnourished children in Afghanistan.

IRC clinics see thirty-fold increase in acutely malnourished children in one month alone, it said.

The committee calls on the international community to reach a solution that puts food, medicine and cash in the hands of the people of Afghanistan.

In a separate report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan accelerated the country’s human rights crisis and humanitarian catastrophe.

“Governments involved in Afghanistan over the past two decades should provide humanitarian aid and fund basic services, including health and education, while using their leverage to press for an end to Taliban rights violations,” HRW added.

It has warned that a freeze on Afghanistan’s currency reserves and the loss of foreign aid accelerated an economic collapse, leaving millions of Afghans at risk of famine

This comes as the United Nations has launched $4.4B appeal for 2022 to help the people of Afghanistan.

Arezo News – Humayun Salimi

 

 

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