More than 13 million Afghan children need humanitarian aid: UNICEF

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The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said in a new report that 13.1 million children in Afghanistan need humanitarian assistance.

In Afghanistan, however, children have lived under the shadow of war and poverty, examples of which can be seen in the country’s capital.

Idris, a disabled child, says that he has been doing manual labor for three years to support his family.

“My father is addicted (to drugs) and I give my money to my mother to meet our needs,” he said.

Like Idris, there are thousands of child laborers in the country who are the breadwinners of their families and live a hard life.

The government of Afghanistan has called on international aid organizations to continue providing humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, while it also tries to ease the economic crisis in Afghanistan.— Ariana News

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