03 Dec '11, 10am

2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought

2.6 million Afghans at risk of hunger from drought

In this Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 picture, Afghan women clad in burqas sit near their packed bags of humanitarian aid donated by International Organisation for Migration (IOM) for drought-hit families in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province. -- PHOTO: AP MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan (AP) - Zara, an Afghan mother of seven, doesn't know what to tell her children when they ask about dinner. Zara, who uses just one name, is one of an estimated 2.6 million Afghans facing food shortages after one of the worst droughts to strike northern Afghanistan in a decade, according to Afghan officials and aid agencies. Already living in poverty in a country at war, many have been left destitute by the drought, which has affected 14 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces - all in the north. Wells have dried up. Hundreds of children have been treated for malnutrition. Families are selling their animals at belo...

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