Over 12 million children in Afghanistan need humanitarian aid in 2024: UNICEF – The Khaama Press News Agency

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that Afghanistan’s 23.7 million people, including 12.3 million children, require humanitarian assistance in 2024.

UNICEF states that only 35% of the required $1.4 billion in aid for children in Afghanistan has been secured.

The organization released its latest report on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan in March of the current year.

The report attributes the increase in poverty in Afghanistan to long-standing conflicts, climate change, economic recession, and rising unemployment.

According to the report, from the beginning of 2024 to date, 14,570 suspected cases and 71 deaths from measles have been recorded in Afghanistan.

UNICEF says that more than 11,000 of these patients are children under five years old, and over 6,000 measles patients are women.

The organization urges its humanitarian partners to prioritize the safety of female staff in Afghanistan.

This comes as Save the Children previously expressed concerns about the situation of children in Afghanistan, stating that 250,000 Afghan children returning from Pakistan face food and shelter shortages.

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