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Lives of Afghan Children during Coronavirus Pandemic

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Afghanistan is one of the poorest countries in the world and its poor economy continues to pose immense challenges to its population. Among the citizens, young lives especially children struggle to live happily and to meet daily needs. The recent Corona pandemic has further added to the woes in those growing lives. In a survey, researchers outlined that approximately 3 million children across the country are vulnerable to daily survival struggle, 2 million are engaged in construction and mining activities, and over 5 million are unable to attend schools for basic education. The menace of kidnapping has further aggravated the misery. The kidnapped children face physical harassment and often sexually abused. The majority of girls bear the additional burden of early marriage.

Status of Children in under-developed Countries

A cursory look at a report published by UNICEF, reveals that over 1 billion children, out of 2.2 billion worldwide, are devoid of basic rights, continue to suffer various challenges like poverty, malnutrition, exposure to abuse, and no access to education. The report also mentions that one out of every three children lives in slums (having no access to sanitary hygiene), one in every five does not have access to clean drinking water and one in seven lives in unhealthy conditions.........

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