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More than 7 million Afghan children will starve to death from the coronavirus pandemic

May 1, 2020

A third of the Afghan population, including 7.3 million children, will experience food shortages in May due to the current coronavirus pandemic, which has led to rising food prices and complicated maintenance of employment in certain sectors. alarm Save the Children this Friday.

The price of wheat and oil in the main markets rose to 23 percent in April, while rice, sugar and legumes rose between 7 and 12 percent according to the World Food Program (WFP). .

Even before the health emergency, it was estimated that more than 5.2 million children needed some form of humanitarian aid, while recent studies warned that about 2 million would be extremely malnourished this year.

More than 7 million Afghan children will starve to death from the coronavirus pandemicMore than 7 million Afghan children will starve to death from the coronavirus pandemic

Save the Children fears a “perfect hunger, disease and death storm” in Afghanistan, “if the world takes no steps to ensure that vulnerable children and their families have enough to eat, especially in remote areas and poor urban areas. “

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