Afghan parents sell children – level 1

05-01-2022 15:00

Afghanistan is a poor country. Many other countries send help to Afghanistan. Everything changes last year. Now, the Taliban controls the country. The situation in Afghanistan gets worse. Help from other countries does not come anymore.

More than half of the people in Afghanistan do not have enough food. 3.2 million of children have bad problems. They do not get good food. They are sick and weak.

Some parents sell their children. One man sells his daughter to another man. They get married.

The girl is 10 years old. Her father sells her for 200 to 300 dollars. He buys food for the rest of his family.

The man sells his second daughter. She is 7 years old. The man needs money for medicine for his sick wife.

Parents usually sell girls. Older men buy them. The girls leave the families when they are older.

Difficult words: poor (when someone has very little or no money and other important things), weak (not strong enough), medicine (pills or other things which sick people use, and they feel better).

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