UN Official Warns of ‘Fragile’ Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan amid Severe Malnutrition Facing 3 million Kids

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remains ‘fragile’, Amu TV cited a UN official’s statement yesterday.

According to Edem Wosornu, head of operations at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), 23 million Afghans are in need of assistance this year – five times the number in 2019.

In her statement, Wosornu highlighted the disproportionate impact on women and girls, with over 1.4 million girls directly affected by the Taliban’s ban on female education beyond grade six.

She also addressed the challenges faced by Afghan female aid workers, who risk their personal safety to deliver vital humanitarian support.

Since the Taliban’s seizure of power in 2021, restrictive policies have exacerbated the country’s humanitarian crisis. The circumstances are worsened by the deepening poverty and food insecurity crises in the impoverished nation.

On the occasion of the World Nutrition Day, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced yesterday, May 28, that 3 million children in Afghanistan are suffering from malnutrition, with only 1.3 million having received aid.

According to a recent press statement by Adam Serrano, the Executive Director of the UN OCHA, 23 million people in Afghanistan will need humanitarian assistance this year amid severe shortage of funding.

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