International organization Save the Children in a report said that 97 percent of families can’t prepare food for their children, and they are "going to bed hungry."
“Life is dire for children in Afghanistan, one year since the Taliban took control. Children are going to bed hungry night after night.
They’re exhausted and wasting away, unable to play and study like they used to. They’re spending their days toiling in brick factories,
collecting rubbish and cleaning homes instead of going to school,” said Chris Nyamandi, Save the Children Country Director in Afghanistan.
Mursel (alias) is a girl who works morning to night as a street vendor in Kabul to buy food for her family.
Mursal says that her daily income is 200 or 300 Afghani and that is not enough for her family's expenses.
“My father is sick, and my brother needs an operation, for this reason I work here and sell pens to make more money for my brother’s operation.” Said Mursal, a street vendor.
Meanwhile the Islamic Emirate said that despite economic problems, the children's situation is being addressed.
“For decades we have had economic challenges in the country ... saying that after the Islamic Emirate took power the challenges have increased is just a claim, we are trying to solve children’s economic and family challenges and put them in the path of education,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of Islamic Emirate.