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U.N. Warns Afghanistan Faces World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis Amid Mounting Hunger

HeadlineNov 02, 2021

In Afghanistan, at least 15 people were killed, and dozens more injured, after two explosions and gunfire hit a major military hospital in the capital, Kabul. There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but witnesses described fighters with the Islamic State clashing with Taliban forces. The latest violence comes after the United Nations warned that without urgent action, Afghanistan is poised to become the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Families displaced by fighting have been living in tents as the winter cold sets in, with food remaining scarce. This is Halima, a displaced woman in Kabul.

Halima: “So far around four to five babies were born here, and then they died due to the cold. Yesterday, an elder man and a child, who went on the streets to earn money for buying food, had a car accident, and both died. We are in very tough situations.”

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