Daily life in Afghanistan under Taliban rule

Posted : 2022-01-14 09:07 Updated : 2022-01-14 16:15
A family prepares tea outside the Directorate of Disaster office where they are camped, in Herat, Afghanistan, on Nov. 29, 2021. UN World Food Program top official Mary-Ellen McGroarty says Afghanistan is facing a "tsunami of hunger," with the country on the verge of economic collapse and more than half of the population struggling to eat this winter. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 the WFP leader in Afghanistan urged the international community to separate political discussions from the humanitarian imperative by making sure the billions in aid that are required to avoid a disaster keep reaching the country, which is being run by the Taliban. AP

A man distributes bread to Burka-wearing Afghan women outside a bakery in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Dec, 2, 2021. AP

Afghan men walk in a market area during a snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 3, 2022. REUTERS

An Afghan woman walks on the street during a snowfall in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 3, 2022. REUTERS

A boy rides a bicycle near houses on a hillside in Bamiyan, Afghanistan, December 22, 2021. REUTERS

Afghan farmer uses donkey to carry water canisters across the dried-out river near Sang-e-Atash, Afghanistan, on Dec. 13, 2021. AP

People pray during the funeral for a victim of an explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday that killed nine children and wounded four, according to the office of a Taliban-appointed governor, in Jalalabad Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. AP

People carry the body of a child killed in an explosion in eastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan on Monday, that killed nine children and wounded four according to the office of a Taliban-appointed governor, during his funeral in Jalalabad Afghanistan, Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. A statement from the governor's office said the blast took place when a cart selling food items struck an old, unexploded mortar shell. AP

People attend a funeral for a victim of an explosion in Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, on Jan. 10, 2022. AP

Hamid Safi, a 29-year-old taxi driver who had found baby Sohail Ahmadi in the airport, holds Sohail as he poses with his wife Farima Safi in his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 7, 2022. Picture taken January 7, 2022. REUTERS

Taliban inspect a hideout after an overnight operation that killed three IS militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, 10 January 2022. The Taliban have been pursuing a nationwide clearance operation against the so-called Islamic State (IS) militant group for several weeks in Afghanistan, and so far have killed or arrested dozens of fighters in at least eight of the 34 Afghan provinces. EPA

A bird perches on a broken window in the backdrop of a bullet ridden wall at a hideout of IS militants after an overnight operation that killed three IS militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, 10 January 2022. EPA

Walima looks at her son Khalil, 1 year old, who is malnourished, in the Indira Gandhi hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. UN World Food Program top official Mary-Ellen McGroarty says Afghanistan is facing a "tsunami of hunger," with the country on the verge of economic collapse and more than half of the population struggling to eat this winter. In an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 the WFP leader in Afghanistan urged the international community to separate political discussions from the humanitarian imperative by making sure the billions in aid that are required to avoid a disaster keep reaching the country, which is being run by the Taliban. AP

Taliban secure the road leading to a hideout of IS militants after an overnight operation that killed three IS militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, 10 January 2022. EPA

A nurse checks the weight of a child in a makeshift clinic organized by World Vision at a settlement near Herat, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2021. In a statement Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, the White House announced $308 million in additional humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan, offering new aid to the country as it edges toward a humanitarian crisis since the Taliban takeover nearly five months earlier. AP

Hundreds of Afghan men gather to apply for the humanitarian aid in Qala-e-Naw, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021. AP

In this file photo taken on November 29, 2021, a Taliban fighter (C) stands guard as women wait in a queue during a World Food Programme cash distribution in Kabul. - The United Nations said on January 11 it needed $5 billion in aid for Afghanistan in 2022 to avert a humanitarian catastrophe and offer the ravaged country a future after 40 years of suffering. AFP

Afghan men addicted to heroin and methamphetamines gather to take drugs e in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 December 2021 (issued 13 January 2022).Homeless Afghans addicted to drugs gather underneath bridges to take drugs and are often rounded up, beaten and forcibly taken to treatment centres by the Taliban to avoid visible casualities in harsh winter conditions. The ward in Kabul has some 350 staff and can cater to around 1,000 patients. Yet it is occupied by around 3,500 drugs addicts who have been brought there by the Taliban. A handful of rehabilitation centers are run by private charity in other cities as well.Afghanistan is one of the leading producers of heroin and methamphetamine in the world. Most of the drugs produced are exported to the world's black markets. However, a significant proportion of drugs are deposited within the country. The recent withdrawal of NATO forces and the return of the Taliban in August 2021 resulted in the end of foreign financial support, the blocking of the country's foreign assets and the eventual collapse of the economy. For most Afghan addicts, drugs are a way to hide from unsolvable problems. EPA

Body of an Afghan man, Abdul Manan, a garbage collector, who died of drugs, lying at the scene where people addicted to heroin and methamphetamines take drugs in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 December 2021. EPA

Afghan men addicted to heroin and methamphetamines take drugs in Kabul, Afghanistan, 14 December 2021. EPA

Afghan women work at a bakery that produces bread in Kandahar, Afghanistan, 13 January 2022. A private company that produces bread has provided employment opportunities to 55 Afghan women who bake 5,000 units of breads a day, which are sold by the company in the city. Acute food shortages fueled by drought, lack of cash, the pandemic, and crippled health services have piled up miseries on the people of Afghanistan. EPA

People wait in lines to receive cash at a money distribution organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. AP

eople wait in queues to receive cash at a money distribution organized by the World Food Program (WFP) in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021. AP