ToloNews, October 3, 2021

Displaced Afghan Mother Sells Infant to Save Her Ill Daughter

A displaced woman has sold her infant for 30,000 Afs to pay the treatment cost for her daughter.

Poor family sell their kid in Kunar province (Sep.2021)
A poor family sell their kid in Kunar province.

An Afghan woman displaced from Baghlan province to Kabul due to fighting prior to the fall of Kabul, has sold her one and a half years old infant due to poverty.

Living in a tent in Kabul, the mother, Lailuma, said she had no option but to sell her infant to treat her 13-year-old daughter who is sick.

Lailuma said she sold her baby for 30,000 Afs ($335) and that her husband is missing since last year.

“I had no option but to sell my child for 30,000 Afs because no one wants to sell her child,” she said.

Meanwhile, a number of people displaced families in Kabul said their challenges are increasing as the winter is approaching.

The displaced families live in different parts of Kabul under tents. They said their children are getting sick as the weather is getting cold.

“When it rained, everywhere got wet. Our children are sick and we cannot sleep at night,” said Maria, a displaced woman from Kunduz.

The displaced families said they have not received any help from the Ministry of Refugees.

“People from the Ministry of Refugees came here and did a survey, but they have not provided any assistance so far. We will starve if this situation continues,” said Aaisha, a displaced woman from Takhar.

A large number of displaced families are living under tents in Kabul. They were displaced ahead of the fall of the government in Kabul.

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