As the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan, the population is facing several threats in the country with the second highest number of people facing hunger in the world, including drought, the effects of COVID-19, and conflict.
UNESCO warns that children in Afghanistan are “at greater risk than ever.”
The children of Afghanistan have never known peace.
In 20 years of war:
or maimed, according to Save the Children. One child has been killed or injured every five hours in Afghanistan. The actual number of children who have suffered in the last 20 years of war is said to be much higher.
experience a high acute food insecurity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization on United Nation (FAO),
Afghanistan is facing the second largest hunger crisis in the world, after the Democratic Republic of the Congo (with almost 20 million hungry people), and followed by Yemen (16,1 million), Nigeria (13 million) and Ethiopia (12,9 million).
according to UNICEF.
in the past two months alone, according to Save the Children. In total, more than 613,000 people in Afghanistan, including 362,000 kids, have been displaced over the past 12 months. Today there are more than four million Internally Displaced People in Afghanistan, according to Amnesty International.