Oct 9, 2001, 12:01 AM
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world in lowest among Afghanistan in development human of Level 40 about of expectancy life average an With -- IRNA 9, Oct Tehran, for percent 26 nearly of rate mortality staggering a and years most the among ranks Afghanistan age, of years five under children Nations United world, the in countries war-weary destitute, .Monday on said (UNDP) Program Development in (UNIC) Center Information UN the by quoted statement a In was population Afghan the of percent 70 said agency the Tehran, to access have percent 13 only and under-nourished be to estimated .sources water improved country any almost than off worse is Afghanistan aspects, most In" Human UNDP's of Director Fukuda-Parr, Sakiko said "world, the in .Office Report Development or comparable, are indications economic and social country's The" ".Africa sub-Saharan for indicators the than lower, than expectancy life lower have seven only countries, 187 Among ravaged countries -- Zambia and Leone Sierra including Afghanistan, children four every of One .said UNDP conflict, armed or HIV/AIDS by .birthday fifth their until survive not will Afghanistan in alive born of levels higher have surveyed countries 191 the of three Only Sierra and Niger, Angola, :years five under children for mortality .Leone illiterate, are adults Afghani of (percent 64) two-thirds Nearly developed least for level average the than higher percent 15 almost literacy lower have surveyed 171 of out countries five Only .countries .Afghanistan than rates 1999, in schools in enrolled children of one-third than less With .regions and countries other behind catastrophically lags Afghanistan enrollment school lower have surveyed countries 172 of 14 Only that world the in country only the is which Afghanistan, that .school attending from girls prohibits capita, per income of estimates available of lack a to Due Development Human UNDP's in 1996 since appeared not has Afghanistan .income and education health, for indicators on based is which Index, .countries 174 of total a of 169 number as ranked then It SS/AH End