A young and leading Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan has been announced as UNICEF Afghanistan’s national ambassador. This announcement was issued by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund in Kabul.
The statement said 20-year-old Khan will help UNICEF to promote girls’ education, tackle malnutrition, eradicate polio and improve child immunisation rates. The announcement came as the conflict and insurgency still affect a great number of Afghan children and pose threats to their life opportunities.
“It is an honour to be named as UNICEF Afghanistan’s National Ambassador,” Khan was quoted in the statement as saying. “I have always wanted to be involved in improving children’s lives by contributing to issues pertaining to health, education and nutrition; and UNICEF provides me a great platform to do so. I am eagerly looking forward to this association and hope we can make a change for a better tomorrow,” he said.
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