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Save the Children says that over 8 million Afghan children will need help to survive in 2020

June 12, 2020

Save the Children has alarmed this Friday that more than eight million children will need help to survive in Afghanistan in 2020 after the previous estimate of humanitarian needs in the Central Asian country has been revised upward as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The NGO previously warned that 5.26 million Afghan children would need help to survive this year. Now she has corrected the number to bring it up to 8.1 million children who need support to stay alive, which is equivalent to four out of ten minors.

The upward correction in the number is the result of the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused chaos in Afghanistan’s public service, access to health care and the economy. All sectors are “heavily dependent on foreign aid”. , which has resulted in “the maximum number of children in need of survival assistance”.

Save the Children says that over 8 million Afghan children will need help to survive in 2020Save the Children says that over 8 million Afghan children will need help to survive in 2020

In a statement, Save the Children recalled that the Canadian government has provided “substantial support” to Afghanistan for years, “particularly in the area of ​​education for girls and health care,” but warned the pandemic suspected of “significant risk” for the development of progress in fragile countries like Afghanistan.