The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that in October this year, 838,637 children were identified as suffering from malnutrition in Afghanistan.
UNICEF’s report reveals that nearly 50,000 children between 6 months and 5 years have received treatment at health centres supported by the organization.
This came as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had previously warned that 3.2 million Afghan children are malnourished.
According to the report, climate change, drought, earthquake, floods and other natural disasters, as well as the lack of international aid are all contributing to increased malnutrition in Afghanistan.
United Nations has announced in a recent report that 29.2 million Afghans currently need humanitarian aid, of which 15.8 million are children.