Local officials in the western province of Herat donated Eid clothes to children of the fallen soldiers of the former government and fighters of the Islamic Emirate.
The orphans complained that they face economic problems.
“Today, children of the fallen Islamic Emirate’s Mujahideen and fallen security forces of the former government, are being provided with Eid clothes,” said Naeemulhaq Haqqani, head of the provincial department of information and culture.
The children spoke of their hardship without fathers.
“Life without a father is meaningless. The father is the supporter of a son or daughter. Since I lost my father, I feel like there is no one to support me,” said Wajiha.
Relatives of the former security forces and Islamic Emirate forces who died over the past two decades of violence called on the current Afghan government to help them.
They demanded that payments for family members of fallen combatants be resumed.
“If there is no one in the family to work, it is difficult to live, particularly for the family who has no property,” said Wakil Ahmad, who lost his brother in fighting.
The conflict of the past two decades has left thousands of Afghans killed and wounded. The victims of this conflict struggle with severe economic challenges.