500,000 children under five years severely malnourished.
64% of displaced families in Khost have received assistance.
Afghanistan's grain harvest set to be above average for 3rd year.
Only 2.5% of children with acute malnutrition get treatment says National Health Survey
According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013 approximately one in 10 Afghan children under the age of five (9.7 per cent) are acutely malnourished; one in 25 children under five (4 per cent) are severely malnourished and at risk of death if not treated; and 2.2 million children, from an under five population of 4.8 million, are stunted.
Released by the Ministry of Public Health on 15 July 2014, this was the first nationwide survey since 2004. According to the findings, Afghanistan has 469,717 wasted children, 2,022,255 stunted children and 1,236,097 children who are underweight. An estimated 500,000 children under five-years of age (4 per cent) are severely malnourished and require therapeutic feeding.
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