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“2m Afghan children suffer from malnutrition”

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KABUL: Some two million children in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition, while 485,000 pregnant women are deprived from food safety, said the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).

The UNICEF said Tuesday in a report that it had surveyed children under the age of five, pregnant and lactating women in 22 provinces.

The report mentioned last year’s drought across Afghanistan, saying that the impacts of drought would remain in 2019 and would affect food safety.

It called children under age of five, pregnant and lactating women as most vulnerable against food safety.

The UN Save the Children says that 600,000 children were facing acute malnutrition in Afghanistan, with children without food safety were in danger of diseases nine times to other children.

The UNICEF report says that 550,000 people were in severe need to urgent help in 2018, while 3.6 million people need foodstuff.

It predicts that 6.3 million people would need humanitarian assistance in 2019 in Afghanistan.

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