Afghan parents sell children – level 2

05-01-2022 15:00

For many years, Afghanistan depended on international help, but when the Taliban came to power last year, several countries stopped sending help.

According to experts, more than half of Afghan people do not have enough food, and around 3.2 million children under 5 are facing malnutrition. Malnutrition means they do not get enough food, and it makes them weak and sick because they need vitamins and minerals from the food. Some families are so poor that they cannot buy food, so parents started to sell their own children.

One father sold one of his daughters because he needed money to buy food. Now, he is selling another daughter, who is 7 years old. He hopes to get 200 to 300 dollars for her, which will be enough money for food and for medicine for his sick wife.

Another man sold his 10-year-old daughter to a man who gave him a lot of food. When the girl´s mother asked him where he got the money to buy food, he said that he sold his own daughter.

Difficult words: depend (to live because of help), international (something that comes from different countries), face (to deal with a difficult task or situation).

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