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No energy to study, play, work: Taliban 'shattered' lives for Afghan girls

The Taliban have shattered the lives of girls inAfghanistan.Girls are far more likely to suffer from hunger than boys, a new report finds.

The drought in Afghanistan combined with the economic crisis, the Taliban's strict rules on girls are having a "disastrous" impact on their lives, researchers warn.

11} Nearly a year after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, a Save the Children survey found that 97% of families find it difficult to feed their children enough. .

Nearly 8 out of 10 children said they had gone to bed hungry during the past month. Girls, on the other hand, were almost twice as likely as boys to go to bed on a regular basis on an empty stomach.

9 out of 10 girls are concerned that they have eaten less in the past year, are losing weight, and lack "the energy to study, play, or work." It says it does.

Meanwhile, 46% of Afghan girls said they did not attend school, more than double the number of boys (20%) who said the same.

Parishad*, a 15-year-old girl from northern Afghanistan, said she could not go to school. study.

"There are days when my father can't bring me food. My brother wakes up in the middle of the night and cries for food. I'll save it," said the teenager.

"When my brothers and sisters ask for food, I often get upset and cry. I go to my neighbor's house and ask for food.

Parishad said her family had been evicted because they couldn't pay the rent, forcing her parents to reject the landlord's request to buy one of her brothers. She said her life had changed a lot in the last year because she didn't have it.

She added: Why are we facing these problems again?

``I want to go to school. It's hard going to school because I change houses every month.I don't have stationery and I need money to buy books.I can't tolerate it.I can't do anything about it.

Parishad urged people to "help my family and the most vulnerable children and families with money and food." They found that more than a quarter of girls showed signs of depression compared to 16% of boys.

About 88% of the children who reported being asked to marry to improve their family's financial situation in the past year were girls.

The Taliban stepped up its attacks on women's rights in her May, ordering women and older girls to cover their faces in public and to stay home.

In addition to this, hardline Islamist groups have ordered all Afghan women to wear a burqa that covers their face in public, at a press conference in Kabul. , a Taliban spokesman said the woman's father or her closest male family member would be visited and if she was found to have violated the new regulations, she would eventually be jailed or fired from government work.

Chris Nyamandi, Country Director of Save the Children in Afghanistan, said:

``Children go to bed hungry every night. Instead, they spend their days working in brick factories, collecting garbage, and cleaning houses.

"Girls bear the brunt of the worsening situation.

"This is both a humanitarian crisis and a child rights catastrophe." Yes, the solution cannot be found in Afghanistan alone.The solution lies in the corridors of power and the offices of world political leaders.”

Show renewed commitment to these vulnerable children by providing funds immediately, restoring the banking system, and working to support a collapsing economy." Added:

The Taliban have escalated restrictions on women since they seized power in the Afghan capital Kabul in mid-August, when US and British forces withdrew. The group that previously ruled the country has barred women from work and secondary education, and banned them from participating in all sports. changed