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‘It’s Like Hell in Here’: the Struggle to Save Afghanistan’s Starving Babies

‘It’s Like Hell in Here’: the Struggle to Save Afghanistan’s Starving Babies

From: BBC

The young woman was crying, begging the doctor to kill her and her baby. Dr Nuri, an obstetrician in central Afghanistan, was about to deliver the baby by Caesarean section when the mother broke down.

“I don’t know how I can stay alive,” she said, according to Dr Nuri, “so how can I give birth to another human being?” The women on Dr Nuri’s ward are so malnourished that they know they are unlikely to have enough breast milk to feed their children.

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