With mounting concern over crisis in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch reported that approximately 13,000 newborns have died from malnutrition and hunger related diseases in Afghanistan since January.
Communication manager of the HRW, Birgit Schwarz, tweeted that Afghanistan needs a functioning Central Bank and aid is not sufficient.
“Half of those we admit for critical care are also malnourished,” HRW reported citing a doctor with Médecins Sans Frontières (doctors without borders).
Earlier UNICEF in its latest report expressed its concern over the increasing premature labor in Afghanistan.
In the meantime, HRW reported that 95% of people of Afghanistan do not have enough food to eat and 3.5 million children need nutritional support.
Human Rights Watch emphasized that all people in Afghanistan need all their rights protected, including the right to food.