No Hope for Widows

There are over 1.5 million widows out of an estimated 26.6 million people in Afghanistan, according to Beyond 9/11, a US-based nonprofit group that provides direct financial support to Afghan widows and their children. Some 50,000-70,000 widows live in Kabul alone, it says. The government of Afghanistan does not have an accurate figure for the number of widows in the country, but some officials say there are more than 1.5 million. She is setting in corridor of a local restaurant in Kabul for begging to feed herself and her children.

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