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Eid is meaningless for poor people like us: Kunduz orphan boy

Eid is meaningless for poor people like us: Kunduz orphan boy

Jun 25, 2017 - 11:05

KUNDUZ (Pajhwok): Waisuddin, a 15 years old boy from northeastern Kunduz province who lost his father in a battle in southern Helmand, says he spends his live with lots of problems and hardship and Eid in such a situation had no meaning for him.

Running handcart in the capital of Kunduz province, the boy lost his father in fighting against the militants in Babaji area of Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand province about two years ago.

“The loss of my father was very painful for me, we spent a very difficult life after my father dead,” he said.

Waisuddin is living with her mother, two brothers and two sisters live in an old rental house in the first police district of Kudnuz city. He asked the government and businessmen to help his family.

“Eid is coming, my little brothers and sisters demand new dresses, but purchasing new dresses and fruit is impossible for us as we can hardly find enough food to eat, that is the reason that Eid does not mean for us,”

“My sisters and brothers wishes they also had new clothes for Eid celebration as the children of our neighbors have, but I can hardly made some money for food, so I cannot purchase clothes for them, if my father was alive I would now attending school, but he is lost, God bless him,” he said.

Shafiqa, mother of Wiasuddin, while shedding tears on her face, said, “I fell unconscious for hours when got aware of my husband martyred, it was a difficult time for me, our life plunged into problems after my husband died, we are in a bad situation now,”

She said that her son, Waisuddin was running handcart and he was earning only 100 Afghanis on daily basis. With this money we can only prepare some food but cannot purchase anything for my children, she said.

She said that the government did not care to them and no any person helped her after her husband was killed.

Atiq, an eight years old son of Shafiqa has seriously affected with his father’s loss and usually talks about his disappearance in home.

“I told my mother to purchase new dresses for us, but she said that she cannot even feed us enough so how would be it possible for her to pay new clothes, we also stopped mentioning it after she told me that,” he said.

The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs said around 2.7 million children were involved in hard labor according to a survey of 2014 while 1.2 million children are recruited to hard works.



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