Afghan children ‘die from neglect’

30/11/09

Afghan refugees who fled the war-torn south have claimed they are so neglected by government in Kabul that their children are dying from hypothermia for want of the most basic supplies.Families that left Helmand, Kandahar and other southern provinces to escape the fighting between US-led forces and a resurgent Taliban say the cold is much more lethal.Living in a make-shift camp on the edge of Kabul, residents told Al Jazeera’s James Bays that no government official has ever come to see how they have been forced to live. The claim comes as UN officials say Afghan children are suffering disastrous levels of abuse and deprivation.

See: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/11/2009112783816298143.html