She’s nearly 3 but as small as an infant. This is the face of Afghanistan's hunger crisis

(CNN)Kamila is almost 3 years old, but she weighs just 11 pounds (5 kilograms). Her wrinkled skin sags off her skeletal limbs and stretches around her distended belly.

Kamila has been malnourished for eight months now, says her grandmother Bilqis, as she attempts to soothe her in a sparse hospital ward filled with other emaciated children in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan. 
Too weak to cry, the little girl rubs her ears in pain.
"Her mother is sick and we are poor people," Bilqis says. "She tried to breastfeed her but had no milk to give."


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