This video is called Pain at the Mirwais Hospital, Kandahar, Afghanistan (Sept 07). It says about itself:
Afghan doctor explains the lack of medication, food and services available in Kandahar hospital, Afghanistan. While a very malnourished three year old girl sits beside him, suffering tremendous pain.
By James Cogan:
Millions face starvation in Afghanistan
9 January 2009
A social catastrophe is unfolding in Afghanistan. 2008 was the seventh consecutive year of drought and poor harvests and as many as 8 to 10 million people face starvation as the harsh winter sets in and snow falls isolate rural communities. The worst affected provinces are in central and northern Afghanistan where US and NATO forces have exerted almost unchallenged control since the 2001 invasion and claim to have spent billions of dollars on reconstruction and development.
Great wealth of Afghan elite sows bitterness: here.
Afghanistan: Food Crisis, Poverty Spur Child Marriages, Grim Realities for Girls: here.
The global food crisis may have dropped out of the headlines but, as Jayati Ghosh shows, price rises and the factors that created them are still very much with us today: here.
Growing years cut short for toddlers from poor families: here.