Afghan babies struggle to survive, with 1 million malnourished expected to die without treatment

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Unicef estimates that some 3.2 million Afghan children under five years old are likely to suffer from malnutrition this winter, with one million expected to die if they do not receive treatment. Six-week-old Zabair is among the many malnourished infants on the verge of death in Afghanistan. The infant was put in intensive care after being seen at a Médecins Sans Frontières-run clinic in the Afghan city of Herat, where he remains in critical condition.

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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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