Etilaat-e-Rooz (Translated by RAWA), March 10, 2022
Poverty and unemployment: a man in Faryab sells his 10-years-old daughter
Poverty and hunger have forced some Afghans to sell their children and body organs.
A man in Faryab says unemployment, poverty and misery have forced him to sell his 10-years-old daughter.
Social Media photo: A father in Faryab province sells 10-years-old daughter out of poverty.
Assadullah, a resident of Faryab's Belcheragh district, now lives in Maimana, the provincial capital, with a 10-years-old girl and two younger children.
He says, he lost his wife eight months ago and now has a lot of problems with his underage children.
Assadullah told the daily Etilaat-e-Rooz that he was begging for his children these days and that this situation forced him to sell his daughter.
The father says, he has set the price for his 10-years-old daughter at 200,000 Afghanis (around US$2,300), but the buyer is ready to buy her up to 130,000 Afghanis (around US$1,500).
Take over of power by the Taliban led to the cessation of foreign aid and the imposition of financial restrictions, which brought complete collapse of the Afghan economy, which was dependent on foreign aid.
It is estimated that more than 90 percent of Afghanistan's population is currently living below the poverty line, and that more than half of the country's population is starving.
According to aid agencies, the need for humanitarian aid in Afghanistan has increased by 30% compared to last year. However, poverty and hunger have forced some Afghans to sell their children and body organs.
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