The stepmother of a malnourished child holds his legs in the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP
The stepmother of a malnourished child holds his legs in the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP
Afghanistan

Emaciated children in Kabul hospital point to hunger ‘catastrophe’ in Afghanistan

  • Number of people living in near-famine conditions in Afghanistan has risen to 8.7 million, up by 3 million from earlier this year, says UN
  • Around 60 per cent of population are said to suffer from acute hunger, including many youngsters; situation is a catastrophe, says World Food Programme

Topic |   Afghanistan
The stepmother of a malnourished child holds his legs in the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP
The stepmother of a malnourished child holds his legs in the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photo: AP
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