Afghanistan was facing an economic crisis since the rule of the Taliban, now people in the country are getting fascinated by grain. The hunger crisis in Afghanistan is increasing. A UN aid organization has issued a warning saying that more than half of Afghanistan’s population – a record 22.8 million people – will face starvation from November. Now the situation is that people have started selling their daughters to avoid starvation. People are living their house with the money they get by selling the girls.
This winter, millions of Afghans will be forced to choose between migration and starvation, said David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program. A WFP release said the combined effects of drought, conflict, COVID-19 and the economic crisis have severely affected lives, livelihoods and people’s access to food. At the same time, media reports are being quoted as saying that families are forced to marry and sell their daughters early to pay their debts and secure enough food to survive.
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Families forced to sell daughters
A woman from Afghanistan told that her husband has sold his 6 year old and one and a half year old daughters. Fahima said she has cried several times because her husband sold the girls to survive the drought in western Afghanistan and to provide food at home. We are not feeling well by doing all this, but we are compelled…the rest of the children are suffering from hunger. According to the report, Fahima’s elder daughter has been sold for $3350 (about Rs 2.5 lakh) while the younger one has been given $2800 (2.1 lakh). However, this money will be given to them in installments.
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