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Hawksmoor

  4 months ago

Sell a kidney or starve

Shocking evidence - from the excellent, courageous reporter Alex Crawford - that Afghanistan truly is on the brink of famine...

Many people are so desperate they have resorted to selling a kidney - including young mothers with several young children - and are now facing the impossible choice of selling a child or watching their family starve to death.

The reduction of international aid following the clumsy, chaotic, catastrophic troops withdrawal in August has had an appalling impact on the innocent victims, ordinary people just trying to get by in a crisis.

Will supplying international aid risk seeming to condone the Taliban?
Does that matter, when up to a million children are at immediate risk of starvation?

On Holocaust Memorial Day, should we be instructing our political leaders to get the aid flowing or risk another tragedy?
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dominicdawnmarie

  3 days ago
Starve. Reply
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sheree.murray

  21 days ago
Starve Reply
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Annemarielill

  3 months ago
Horrific Reply
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SimonGUK

  3 months ago
I am not sure that is a totally honest report, Hawksmoor. The aid that stopped was more infrastructure, education etc. It stopped because it was supplied via an agreement with a democratically elected government, not the Taliban and other groups that has taken control. Humanitarian aid has continued but, as it usual in these situations, is unlikely to be able to freely flow to everywhere it is required. I don't think it'll be easy to improve the situation peacefully anytime soon.
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Have a look on the BBC's Reality Check webpages and you might see what I am trying to say.
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jaknight875

  3 months ago
Gut wrenching situation, very sad and hopeless at the moment :-( I’ve donated money myself through the Red Cross as they’re letting them in, just. But it’s quite depressing as you really don’t know if your money and supplies are getting to the people who desperately need it?! I just feel so helpless watching those poor children starving to death and one man was trying to sell his little daughter for money. I wish we could do more to help. I don’t have a lot but I’m rich in comparison and I’d happily go without myself if I thought it would make a difference, who wouldn’t want to help? Anyone with a heart and conscience would xxx Reply
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Missy4

  3 months ago
Heart breaking! :( Reply
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gljcleeve

  3 months ago
The more aid we send abroad, the more likely we are to drop into the same state as them due to our failing infrastructure and the massive and continued invasion by illegal migrants. Reply
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jadevb

  3 months ago
They need help and fast! Reply
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watervole

  3 months ago
I have heard at first hand when backpacking, Indian and Nepalese people forced to sell their kidneys through monetary pressures. I’ve seen their scars. When things get tough, the dealers get into their 4x4. This was in 2012. Reply
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rosemary-charles

  3 months ago
I saw this earlier it's very sad but what do we expect when those evil taliban are back in control. Reply
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