Opinion

Afghans face a winter of deprivation, despair, and death. Australia must not turn away

By Marc Purcell, Natasha Chabbra
January 2 2022 - 6:30pm
Refugees children after the collapse of the country in August 2021. Picture: Shutterstock

As Australians prepare to ring in a new year after a challenging 2021, a humanitarian catastrophe is unfolding in Afghanistan. 23 million people are facing acute food insecurity and more than one million children are at risk of dying due to malnutrition, and this winter is likely to see more suffering and death.

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