The lives of many Afghan children are at risk due to chronic malnutrition, disruptions to health and basic services.
< br /> According to UNICEF, these and other reasons have led to an increase in morbidity among the younger generation.
The situation is exacerbated by a pandemic, drought and an unprecedented food crisis. It is specified that in 2021 more than 66 thousand cases of measles among children were registered. Moreover, there have been outbreaks of diarrhea, malaria and dengue fever.
“Now the country has severe winter weather conditions, in many regions the temperature is already well below zero, and this, accordingly, has led to pneumonia and acute respiratory infections. diseases. Many Afghan families live in cold houses with nothing to heat their homes with '', & ndash; the UNICEF website is citing the UN website.
It is clarified that the worst is for children from the highlands, since they do not have warm clothes, blankets and fuel to heat their homes. According to UNICEF, 25-30% of deaths in children under the age of 5 are caused by respiratory tract infections, 90% are associated with pneumonia. Human rights activists are sounding the alarm that many Afghan children may not live to see spring.