UNICEF: 800,000 Women and Girls Are Malnourished in Afghanistan

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Afghanistan has said that acute malnutrition among women and teenage girls in Afghanistan has increased by 50 percent.

On Monday, UNICEF published a videotape of Ziva Moreira, nutrition consultant of UNICEF’s South Asia regional office, saying that the number of these mothers and teenage girls reaches more than 800,000.

During a trip to the Nad Ali district of Helmand province, Moreira stated that UNICEF needs 186 million dollars to support these girls and women and their children.

During a visit to a treatment center supported by UNICEF in Nad Ali, he said that the organization continues to provide fortified food to mothers and their children in Afghanistan.

Moreira said aid from aid organizations could prevent this “preventable crisis” among vulnerable women and children.

It should be mentioned that with the Taliban’s domination of Afghanistan, unemployment and poverty in this country spread in an unprecedented manner.