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A million children at risk of hunger as Afghan winter bites

BBC, 12 Jan 2022
The onset of a harsh winter in Afghanistan is deepening the economic crisis there.

International sanctions have severely disrupted the economy since the Taliban takeover in August 2021

The collapse of the previous Afghan government and withdrawal of western support has led to soaring unemployment with many people unable to feed their families or heat their homes.

The United Nations says more than half the population are in need of humanitarian assistance and a million children are at risk of severe malnututrition.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Quentin Sommerville in Afghanistan.

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