The United Nations says the number of severely malnourished children worldwide is rising because of the combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and armed conflicts.

The United Nations says the number of severely malnourished children worldwide is rising because of the combined effects of the coronavirus pandemic, climate change and armed conflicts.

The UN children’s fund, UNICEF added that, treating them has become more expensive because of the rising cost of therapeutic food.

UNICEF said Afghanistan is particularly at risk with over a million children who suffers severe malnutrition.

It said with the effects of drought, that figure could reach two million.

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