Zainab, 24, lives with her husband and two children in a settlement for internally displaced people in Kabul, Afghanistan. The couple was getting by on his work as a day labourer and her work raising chickens and selling eggs until coronavirus arrived. She says:
When the pandemic hit, people panicked. Prices soared, and food became unaffordable for millions. Zainab says:
Afghanistan was already in the throes of a serious food crisis brought on by ongoing conflict, extreme weather, and high food prices. Coronavirus compounded the already dire situation. Now more than 13 million people – 42% of the country’s population – are facing hunger.
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The economic impact of coronavirus: People are going hungry