Publish dateSaturday 28 January 2023 - 15:32
Story Code : 264494
The World Food Program warns of an increase in malnourished children in Afghanistan
The World Food Program, predicting bad weather conditions and climate change in Afghanistan, warns of an increase in children suffering from malnutrition in the country.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Kabul: The World Food Program predicts that during 2023, the number of children suffering from acute malnutrition in Afghanistan will reach 850,000.
According to this organization, nearly 2.3 million children in Afghanistan will face moderate malnutrition.
The World Food Program still estimates the number of women who face malnutrition this year to be around 840,000.
Philip Krupp, the spokesperson of this program in Kabul, told the media that if Afghanistan experiences a drought for the third year in a row, the number of people suffering from malnutrition will increase by 20 percent.
Before this, the international organization for the protection of children (Save The Children) was aware of the threats of climate change on 70% of children in Afghanistan.
At the climate change meeting held in Egypt on the 26th of October, the representatives of the United Nations ranked Afghanistan among the 6 countries in the world that have suffered the most damage from the perspective of climate change.
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