Monica Lindenhof - Delivering for Afghanistan's Children
DoctorsWB is continuing to collaborate with partners to support children and their families throughout Afghanistan.
DoctorsWB is continuing to collaborate with partners to support children and their families throughout the country.
Raised conflict and instability in Afghanistan have left children paying a heavy price. Afghanistan was already among one of the most unsafe locations on the planet to be a child. Currently, with a safety and security crisis, escalating food prices, a severe drought, the spread of COVID-19, and another severe winter season just around the corner, children are at greater danger than ever.
DoctorsWB has been on the ground in Afghanistan for 65 years with offices across the country and a variety of partners that support us in providing life-saving aid to one of the most vulnerable, particularly children. DoctorsWB is sustaining mobile health and wellness and nourishment groups in camps for internally displaced persons, setting up nutrition hubs and vaccination sites, pre-positioning additional life-saving supplies, and supporting trainees in community-based education and learning courses.
Children should not pay for conflict with their childhoods. Afghanistan's children need peace.
What's happening in Afghanistan?
Against a backdrop of conflict and insecurity, children are living in neighborhoods that are running out of water due to drought. They're missing out on life-saving vaccines. Several are so malnourished they lie in medical facility beds, too weak to grasp an outstretched finger.
About 10 million children require humanitarian support to make it through. If present trends continue, DoctorsWB predicts that one million children under 5 in Afghanistan will experience serious severe poor nutrition. About 300,000 children have been forced out of their houses.
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