Afghanistan: families who sell organs and their own daughters to eat

  • Yogita Limaye
  • From BBC News in Herat (Afghanistan)

Man in Herat
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Ghulam (centre) says he gives sleeping tranquilizers to his six starving children

Afghan families are giving their starving children medicine to sedate them. Others are selling daughters and organs to survive. In the second winter since the Taliban regained power — which led to a freeze on foreign aid funds — millions of people are on the verge of starvation.

“Our children are still crying and not sleeping. We have no food,” said Abdul Wahab.

“Then we go to the pharmacy, buy pills and give them to our children to sedate them.”

He lives on the outskirts of Herat, the country’s third-largest city, in a settlement of thousands of small mud houses that has grown over decades, filled with people displaced and affected by war and natural disasters.

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