The UN Women in Afghanistan said that "women make-up the majority of the displaced populations in Afghanistan. The inability to exercise property rights or seek legal help means women in informal settlements live every day in fear of being evicted."
“Women and girls are affected by negative coping mechanisms due to lack of food. Women are forced to sell their assets to buy food, or, in most extreme cases, families have to sell their girls for marriage,” UN women in Afghanistan said on Twitter.
TOLOnews’ reached out to vulnerable women who are struggling to meet basic needs.
Shah Jan said that she was forced to sell several house items to make ends meet.
“We have sold the home belongings. We had an old carpet and we sold it to provide for our expenses. We have food for lunch, we are worried about dinner,” she said.
“We have no wood for heating, no coal. We call on the government to provide us with aid,” said Hameeda, a vulnerable woman.
The World Food Program in Afghanistan (WFP) said that it has been providing assistance to women across the country.
“Afghan women are currently faced with an economic crisis and a lack of jobs.