Chronic Malnutrition Plagues Children In Afghanistan’s Helmand Province

Foreign Policy: The Starving Children of Helmand Province
“…Afghanistan is in the midst of a malnutrition crisis. While numbers are disputed because of the difficulties of surveying diseases in remote areas, the best study available — the U.N.-backed National Nutrition Survey — estimates that more than 500,000 Afghan children under the age of six will require treatment for malnourishment in 2015. A quarter of all Afghan children are underweight…” (Rasmussen, 5/1).