Two million Afghan kids will suffer severe malnutrition this year

More than 40 percent of children under five years old in Afghanistan have stunted growth due to lack of proper nutrition and aid groups are struggling to reach them.

    In Afghanistan, more than 40 percent of children under the age of five have stunted growth through lack of food and poor nutrition and 10 percent are wasting away to skin and bones.

    The number of severely malnourished children in Afghanistan is on the rise. Aid organisations warn it could reach two million.

    Countries are sending in food, but that is only half the battle.

    Often armed groups prevent the food from being delivered to those in need and aid workers have been attacked and killed.

    Al Jazeera's Tony Birtley reports from Herat.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.