‘I Cry At Night’: Afghan Mothers Struggle To Feed Their Children In The Pandemic

Shaista sits in her tiny home on the outskirts of Kabul. Her youngest, a three-year-old girl, sits on her lap; some of her other seven children sit beside her. Behind them, she is boiling a pot of water on the wood-burning stove. But she

The U.N. finds that nearly half of all children under age 5 in Afghanistan, a total of some 3.1 million, are facing acute malnutrition. Mothers share their plight to provide the children sustenance.

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