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Malnutrition cases increase in north of Afghanistan by 50%

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(Last Updated On: June 19, 2022)

Doctors at the Abu Ali Sina-e-Balkhi Regional Hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif have voiced deep concern over the increase in malnutrition among children in the north of the country, saying the prevalence of this condition has increased by 50 percent in the region.

Dr. Abdul Rauf Frogh, head of the pediatric unit at Balkh Public Health Department, said on Sunday that there are a number of reasons for the spike in malnutrition including poverty, hunger, and the lack of public awareness around health issues.

He also said the economic crisis, migration and mothers not having enough breast milk is also contributing to the rise in malnutrition among children.

According to hospital officials, on average almost 100 babies and young children are hospitalized in the northern region daily.

“As malnutrition cases have increased, we have made more beds [available] and distributed free milk to malnourished children,” Frogh said.

Parents of young children in hospitals have said poverty has resulted in their children becoming malnourished.

“We are poor and we don’t have anything to eat; I couldn’t feed my child and my husband is also unemployed; our child became malnourished because of poverty,” said one mother.

Recently, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) raised concerns about the problem and said at least 100,000 children in Afghanistan have been treated for malnutrition so far this year.

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Afghan national arrested over death of three women in Austria

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Austrian police have arrested a 27-year-old Afghan national suspected of killing three women in a brothel in the capital, Vienna, on Friday.

BBC News reported that the victims were stabbed to death, and the suspect was found hiding near the brothel with a knife in his hand.

The motive for the killings is currently unclear but the man has been questioned.

Another woman and her daughter were killed in an unrelated incident in Vienna in a 24-hour period. Investigators believe the girl’s father was responsible.

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Acting FM Muttaqi leaves for Turkmenistan

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Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Muttaqi has left for Turkmenistan for talks with officials of the neighboring country, it was announced Sunday.

Hafiz Zia Ahmad, Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on his X that Muttaqi, leading a delegation, traveled to Turkmenistan at the invitation of Rashid Murdov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, to discuss bilateral issues.

The delegation includes also officials of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum, Railway Authority and Da Afghanistan Brehshna Sherkat.

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China regrets UN Doha meeting’s failure to have dialogue with IEA

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China’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Yue Xiaoyong, on Saturday regretted that the United Nations’ meeting in Doha on Afghanistan earlier this week failed to have dialogue with the Islamic Emirate.

Yue said on X that the meeting was useful for exchange of views and it made a call for more pragmatic engagement and dialogue with Afghanistan.

“Pity is Doha Afghanistan meeting again failed to have dialogu with Afghan interim government or DFA (IEA) as China and regional countries have been calling,” Yue said.

The envoy said that China called more humanitarian assistance, moderate governance, and women and girls’ education.

China also called on US take major responsibility for Afghanistan’s reconstruction, unfreeze Afghanistan’s overseas assets and lift unilateral sanctions.

China also stressed that it is ready to work harder with UN and regional partners especially through Afghanistan’s nonboring countries foreign ministerial meeting and other platforms to enhance engagement with Afghanistan to help for its peace, stability, reconstruction and common prosperity.

The UN had extended an invitation for IEA officials to participate, following their exclusion from the first meeting in May.

However, the Kabul government said they would not participate in the talks unless they could be the sole representative of Afghanistan at the meetings — to the exclusion of civil society groups.

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