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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:

I can’t praise our life before the coronavirus, but we were doing well for ourselves. My husband and I were working to provide a good life to our son and then expecting a new child.

When the pandemic hit, people panicked. Prices soared, and food became unaffordable for millions. Zainab says:

People started hoarding and storing unnecessary amounts of food. The first few months were the toughest.

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

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