Child malnutrition in Afghanistan amid a deepening humanitarian crisis
Nawaz, Faisal A.
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Abstract: Decades of political turmoil and stifling war, among other issues, has turned Afghanistan into the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Just 4 months after the Taliban seized control, the majority of the Afghan population face starvation, with >3.3 million children unable to afford basic food resources, leading to dozens of deaths every week. Restrictions on humanitarian assistance, withholding of vital food supplies and inadequate medical care play a major role in exacerbating the rates of malnutrition in the vulnerable paediatric population. Global interference is warranted to avoid unfathomable consequences in mitigating this public health catastrophe.