“But the conquests made should not be lost”
Genoa – “In 2000, in Afghanistan, women and children were 70 percent of internally displaced people, there were high infant mortality rates and a huge number of boys and girls who could not access education. Between 2000 and 2018, the number of girls in school increased by 28 per cent “, declares it is Andrea Iacomini, spokesman for Unicef Italy. 10 million children are in danger.
All this to make it known that: “Afghanistan, even before this phase of instability, still represented the third most serious emergency on the planet“but nevertheless” much has been done in these 20 years to improve the condition of the country “and the achievements made must not be lost”, is the appeal of Unicef.
“Thanks to the work of Unicef and many other partner organizations, we have increased the number of children in school in 20 years from 1 million to 9 million, the mortality of children under 5 has gone from 128 children per thousand in 2000 to 60 in 2021. The number of children recruited has decreased and the number of displaced persons in 2021 is 550,000, of which 300,000 children “, continues Iacomini. “We must not disperse all of this. In the country they still exist huge needs related to drought, epidemics and sudden price rises. One in 3 girls marry before the age of 18, 17 per center of girls before they are even 15. More than 2 million girls do not go to school “, he added -. let your guard down, the media lights cannot be turned off, which is why UNICEF remains with its 330-strong team “.