Tom Parry writes on uruknet.info:
Children in Afghanistan are more likely to die before the age of five than children anywhere else in the world, according to Save the Children.
At the current appalling rate, one child dies every two minutes in the violence-wracked nation. The study shows that last year was also the deadliest for Afghan children since the fall of the Taliban.
More than 1,050 were killed in suicide attacks, air strikes, explosions and crossfire, according to latest figures. Save the Children insists the true scale of the humanitarian crisis facing the country remains hidden because of the focus on the conflict.
It says: “The international community needs to ensure families across the country — not just those living in the conflict zones — are able to access the clean water, nutritious food and healthcare they need to keep their children alive.”
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