Children’s malnutrition and pneumonia on the rise in Afghanistan | DW News

Children's malnutrition and pneumonia on the rise in afghanistan | dw news

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At the onset of the second winter under Taliban rule, Afghan families face a grim choice between warming their homes or eating. But many can’t afford either, as an increase in malnutrition and pneumonia cases among children indicates.

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