“As America has blocked the money of #Afghanistan, people have no jobs and there is a lot of unemployment,” a street vendor at Chowk-e-Jouda, a second-hand market in downtown #Kabul, told CGTN correspondent Danial Khan. Vulnerable Afghans gather at the market daily to trade clothes and electronics for food and daily necessities.
Danial Khan is taking his journey deep into Afghanistan to discover what’s really happening there. In the third episode of our special series “Down the Road,” he documents the economic dilemma of ordinary Afghans in the country.
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.