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Skeptikko:
The tragedy of Afghanistan's malnourished children
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-60466398


--- Lainaus ---Every few seconds a sick child is brought in to the emergency room of the main hospital in Lashkar Gah in a race against time to save the youngest casualties of Afghanistan's hunger crisis.
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One in every five children admitted to critical care is dying, and the situation at the hospital has been made worse in recent weeks by the spread of the highly contagious measles disease that damages the body's immune system, a deadly blow for babies already suffering from malnutrition.

The hospital, run by charity Medecins Sans Frontieres, is one of a handful of fully-functioning facilities in a province that's home to around 1.5 million people. It's completely overwhelmed. It has 300 beds, but is seeing around 800 patients a day, most of them children.

There's almost nowhere else for people to turn to. Cutting off the foreign money which ran Afghanistan has dealt a double blow. It's triggered an economic crisis that has brought an already poor population to the brink of starvation, and it's led to the near collapse of the public healthcare system that it almost entirely funded before the Taliban takeover.

Child malnutrition has long been a problem in Afghanistan, but data collected by Unicef (United Nations Children's Fund) shows a massive surge in the number of children with severe acute malnutrition admitted to hospitals, from 2,407 in August 2021, to 4,214 in December 2021.

The increase can, in part, be attributed to it being safer to travel to hospitals now that the frontlines have gone, but also misses a large number of malnourished children not taken to hospital because their families cannot afford the journey. Even if they could, they'd need to travel for hours on rubble roads, and it would be hard to find a medical facility that's not dysfunctional.
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Dr Aziz Ahmed who has worked at Gereshk hospital for more than a decade says they have few medicines and barely any staff, and yet have hundreds of patients coming in every day. They have to turn seriously ill children away because they don't have the facilities to help them, and Dr Ahmed says some have died before they got to a fully functioning hospital.
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"The humanitarian family is just trying to provide a survival bridge for these children while the world figures out the politics, but we cannot fully fund the health system," says Salam Janabi of Unicef.

"Don't mix up children in politics. The moment here in Afghanistan is critical for children, and every decision the world makes, the politicians make, will impact them."
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"We are happy there is peace now, but we have no food, no work and no money. Wheat and fuel have become too expensive', he says.

"Hundreds of children in my village are malnourished. In every house, you will find two or three. We have nothing to feed their mothers, that's why they're being born like this."

--- Lainaus päättyy ---

P:
Syntyvyys Afganissa on järjettömän korkea. Väkeä syntyy lähes miljoona vuodessa. Kuolleisuus on noin 200 000 per vuosi. +30 miljoonaan asukkaan maahan syntyy joka vuosi noin 800 000 lisäsuuta. Joka vuosi. Maa ei itse tuota oikein mitään. Maa sai pääsoan budjetistaan apuna ulkomailta. Avustukset ulkomailta muodostivat suuren osan kansatalouden pohjasta. Afganistan on siis iso kuiva kaivo, johon ulkomailta kannettiin vettä. Aktiivisinta, mitä afgaanit ovat tehneet ja tekevät on lisääntyminen.

Ikävä tilanne, mutta ei mikään yhteiskunta voi perustua vain lisäväestön naimiseen, muiden ulkopuolelta elättäessä sitä. Jotain olisi tehtävä Afganistanissa, ihan afganistanilaisten. Siis jotain muuta, kuin miljoona lisälasta jokavuosi. :-[

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Afghanistan


"Period    Live births per year    Deaths per year    Natural change per year    CBR1    CDR1    NC1    TFR1    IMR1
1950–1955    403,000    295,000    108,000    52.9    36.9    16.0    7.45    275.0
1955–1960    440,000    291,000    149,000    52.9    34.8    18.1    7.45    260.6
1960–1965    488,000    295,000    192,000    52.8    32.7    20.2    7.45    245.4
1965–1970    545,000    304,000    242,000    52.6    30.3    22.4    7.45    228.1
1970–1975    610,000    313,000    297,000    52.1    27.9    24.2    7.45    211.4
1975–1980    657,000    307,000    350,000    51.5    25.6    26.0    7.45    194.5
1980–1985    630,000    259,000    371,000    51.8    24.1    27.7    7.45    182.8
1985–1990    597,000    207,000    390,000    52.2    22.7    29.5    7.47    171.9
1990–1995    714,000    210,000    505,000    52.6    21.4    31.2    7.48    161.8
1995–2000    914,000    239,000    675,000    52.4    20.1    32.3    7.65    152.3
2000–2005    1,057,000    248,000    810,000    48.4    18.3    30.1    7.18    143.7
2005–2010    1,142,000    240,000    902,000    45.1    16.8    28.3    6.37    136.0
2010–2015    1,130,000    233,000    897,000    45.1    16.8    28.3    5.26    136.0
2015–2020    1,158,000    234,000    924,000    45.1    16.8    28.3    4.41    136.0
2020–2025    1,167,000    240,000    927,000    45.1    16.8    28.3    3.71    136.0
1 CBR = crude birth rate (per 1000); CDR = crude death rate (per 1000); NC = natural change (per 1000); TFR = total fertility rate (number of children per woman); IMR = infant mortality rate per 1000 births
Source:[23]

Sakari:
Hmmm. Paljonkos siellä suurlähetystössä on ollut afgaaneja palkkalistoilla. Mielestäni tässä alkaa homma haista. Vai imuroidaanko 20v aikaisemmin ruokaa sattumalta tuonut ruokalähettikin sitä garmeaa gohtaloa ja vainoa Suomeen kelan asiakkaaksi. Mukana tietysti muutama lapsi jotka alkavat kaivata taas perheitään Suomeen päästyään... Ja ankkurilapsikaruselli Suomeen pyörii.

Mamusaarelainen:
Suurvaltapolitiikan kylmät kasvot

Euroopassa kauhistellaan nyt Venäjän hyökkäystä Ukrainaan, katkaistaan suhteita Venäjään jne. Samaan aikaan toisaalla:

Kiina, USA ja Venäjä neuvottelevat Afganistanista ihan asiallisesti. Näin on pakko olla, sillä jos USA noissa neuvotteluissa saarnaa Ukrainasta voivat venäläiset tiedustella: Mitä USA teki Afganistanissa 20 vuotta? Pumpulipallojako siellä ammuttiin?

Tätä on suurvaltapolitiikka. Sen kasvot ovat kylmät. Vain suurvaltaedut painavat ja sotakauhistelu on pelkkää vaikuttamista rahvaan tunteisiin - kylmästi.
Suomi oli 20 vuotta USAn mukana Afganistanissa. Sota on hirveää Ukrainassa, Afganistanissa, Irakissa jne. vaikka kaikista ei kerrota samalla perusteellisuudella.

 Alas sota. Eläköön rauha. Ei Suomea sotiin!



China, U.S., Russia, Pakistan to hold talks on Afghanistan
https://www.reuters.com/world/china-says-us-representative-will-attend-afghanistan-meeting-china-2022-03-29/

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