[26 Jan 2014] Over half of Afghan children suffer irreversible brain damage - English

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The 10-year presence of US-led forces in Afghanistan has not benefited the children of the war-torn country and another a lost generation is growing up. Data compiled by the UN and the Afghan government shows that 55 percent of Afghanistan\'s children have permanent damage to their brains and bodies due to poor nutrition in the crucial first two years of life. The report says chronic malnutrition is particularly widespread and persistent, while one in four children suffers acute malnutrition in Afghanistan. A recent UN study says that even a minimally healthy diet is beyond the reach of the majority of Afghans, and in some provinces, only one in five could afford regular balanced meals.

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