Today marks the first anniversary of the fall of the U.S.-supported government in Kabul to the Taliban. According to the United Nations, 95% of Afghans are going hungry, in a food crisis exacerbated by the Biden administration’s decision to freeze the Afghan central bank’s assets. This is Dr. Mohammad Ashraf, speaking from the packed malnutrition ward at a children’s hospital in Kabul.
Dr. Mohammad Ashraf: “It is a fact that misery and poverty is increasing in our country day by day. The higher the poverty rates, the more malnutrition cases there are. I urge the international community and other assisting organizations to help the poor people, especially those suffering from this disease, malnutrition.”