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UN Report: 1 in 3 Young Children in Afghanistan Suffer Acute Malnourishment

Around a third of young children in southern Afghanistan are acutely malnourished, with a level of deprivation similar to that found in faminezones, a government survey has found, despite the hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign aid that has been poured into the region.

Around a million Afghans under five are acutely malnourished, according to the UN-backed survey. By far the worst affected area is the southern region – centred around Kandahar and Helmand – that was the Taliban's birthplace and has seen some of the heaviest fighting of the decade-long war.

Source: Guardian. Read full article. (link)

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