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01/29/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Afghanistan's Food Shortages To Leave Millions On Brink Of Starvation

MORE than 1.6mn children under the age of five and thousands of women could die in 2009 as a result of the lack of food and medical care, particularly in terms of proper services for women and children, according to the Afghan Ministry of Health.
These are troubling statistics not only because of the human suffering involved, but because they indicate that millions of dollars poured into the country have not been able to reach the most vulnerable communities in the country.

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