In its latest clampdown in Afghanistan's western Herat province since seizing power, Taliban has now put a ban on men and women from sitting and eating together at restaurants. This is Taliban's latest gender segregation plan following various instances of brutal repression of human rights and women's rights in the country.
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NGO Warns That , Almost 10 Million Children , Are Starving in Afghanistan.
Save the Children warns that approximately
9.6 million children in Afghanistan are facing daily
food insecurity amid a deepening economic crisis.
Al Jazeera reports that Afghanistan's economic crisis is the result of a continuing drought and has been exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. .
A report released by Save the Children on May 10
said that "immediate food assistance”
was necessary to save lives in the short-term. .
The international non-governmental organization
(NGO) also warned that aid alone was , “not enough to tackle the country’s
worst hunger crisis on record.".
Despite a significant amount of food
aid reaching families in recent months,
19.7 million children and adults, almost 50%
of the population, are still going hungry
and need urgent support to survive, Save the Children report, via Al Jazeera.
Al Jazeera reports that Afghanistan has been cut off from international financial services since August 15 when the Taliban took over the country.
Nearly $10 billion of the country's assets
were frozen by the United States,
triggering a nationwide banking crisis.
As a result of sanctions,
millions of dollars worth of
international aid has disappeared. .
Every single day our front-line health
workers are treating children who are
wasting away in front of our eyes because
they’re only eating bread once a day
– and those are the lucky ones, Athena Rayburn, Save the Children’s director of advocacy, communications and media, via Al Jazeera.
Children in Afghanistan have
never known a life without conflict
and if action is not taken soon, they will
not know a world without gnawing
hunger and empty stomachs, Athena Rayburn, Save the Children’s director of advocacy, communications and media, via Al Jazeera
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