Afghanistan Is Not Kind to Children

Afghanistan Is Not Kind to Children

by
Abby Zimet

Even before the latest horrific report
on the impact of war on them, Afghanistan's children faced a harsh life.
The country has some of the world's highest rates of child mortality,
malnourishment, poverty and rights abuses, in a culture that values age
above all else. They grow up too fast, too hard, says a Slate profile, with photos to prove it. Again: That America will continue to add to their woes is untenable, and not the change we had in mind.

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