WHO: 875,000 Afghan Children to Suffer From Acute Malnutrition in 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that 875,000 children in Afghanistan are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition in 2023.
The WHO country office in Afghanistan said in a thread on Twitter on Tuesday that 125,000 of these children are disabled.
Over 2.3M children may suffer from moderate acute malnutrition, indicated WHO. However, 875,000 of the are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition.
840,000 pregnant women & lactating mothers from acute malnutrition, according to data provided by WHO.
In 2023, about 875,000 children in #Afghanistan are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition, including 125,000 kids with complications. Over 2.3M children may suffer from moderate acute malnutrition, & 840,000 pregnant women & lactating mothers from acute malnutrition. pic.twitter.com/6gYN1GVR3j
— WHO Afghanistan (@WHOAfghanistan) February 7, 2023
Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, poverty and hunger have reached their peak. Based on the reports of reliable international organizations, poverty has increased after the Taliban introduced a ban on female staff of non-governmental organizations.