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Afghanistan

Special Features

7 hungry places

NOV. 1, 2014 — Around the globe, a quarter of children younger than 5 fail to grow because they do not have enough food to eat. Here are seven of those hungry places and how World Vision is helping to change that.

From the Field

Breastfeeding: The key to a child’s healthy start in life

This mother followed the breastfeeding customs of her village in Afghanistan — throw out your first milk; it is harmful to your baby. But then World Vision trained her community about the importance of exclusive breastfeeding, nutrition, and handwashing, which put her daughter on the path to improved health.

Voices

Afghanistan: Worst place to be a mother

Western Afghanistan is a region with one of the highest under-5 mortality rates and where maternal death in childbirth is a serious concern. The 10×10 film “Girl Rising” shows how these issues affect women in Afghanistan and how education can help them.