One year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan: Many downs but some ups too

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With Afghanistan marking one year of the Taliban’s return to power, The Hub with Wang Guan looks at people’s lives in the country, especially women and children. One silver lining is thousands of internally displaced Afghans are returning home, supported by cash assistance from China. However, the impact of the humanitarian crisis on children is “heart-wrenching,” according to Samantha Mort, UNICEF’s chief of communication, advocacy & civic engagement in Afghanistan. She talks of thousands of youngsters being pulled out of school by parents to beg on streets, and young girls being married off much earlier in exchange of dowry. But despite the insecurity and poverty, humanitarian work is taking place.

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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.

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