Children in Afghanistan face threat of acute malnutrition: UNICEF

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UNICEF is warning that close to one million children in Afghanistan are facing the threat of acute malnutrition as a result of drought and the recent conflict there.

Many hospitals in Afghanistan that rely on humanitarian aid are struggling to provide basic services.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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