The history of health and nutrition in Afghanistan
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- Afghan's Health Care System
- By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press, 28 September
1998. Most humanitarian aid groups have pulled out of the
beleaguered capital of Kabul rather than heed an order
from the ruling Taliban religious army to move into
abandoned university dormitories. Shortages of medicines,
equipment, and doctors.
- Hungry Afghans Reach U.N. Camps
- By Kathy Gannon, Associated Press, 22 December
2000. Thousands of hungry Afghans, driven from their homes
by the region's worst drought in 30 years, are
arriving at U.N. food camps in western
Afghanistan. U.N. sanctions and bin Laden.
- Drought causes famine
- Food and Agricultural Organization of the U.N., 13 June
2001. Three consecutive years of drought and intensifying
economic problems have jeopardized Afghanistan's food
supply, putting millions in danger of starvation, says a
joint Special Alert produced by FAO and WFP. Near total
failure of rain-fed agriculture. Livestock. Poppies.
- Afghans ‘dying of
- By Kate Clark, BBC, 13 October 2001. The hungriest and
poorest Afghans are dying of hunger and cold, aid workers
say, at rates far higher than crisis levels. About seven
million Afghans are dependent on food aid because of the
civil war and three years of severe drought. The military