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‘Our children are hungry': economic crisis pushes Afghans to desperation

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Afghans forced to sell possessions on streets of Mazar-e-Sharif as fragile economy buckles under instability Yasemeen sits in the back of an open trailer with a bundle of her family's old clothes wrapped in scarves and some used notebooks already full of a child's handwriting. The vehicle pulls over in a busy roundabout in central Mazar-e-Sharif, a city that until the Taliban takeover last month was known as the economic powerhouse of northern Afghanistan. Now, it is a scene of desperation as Afghanistan's economic crisis sends ordinary people like Yasemeen on to the street to sell their...
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