Afghanistan Is Not Kind to Children

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.

We know things are bad. We know it's worth the fight.

You are part of a strong and vibrant community of thinkers and doers who believe another world is possible. Alone we are weak. Together we can make a difference. At Common Dreams, we don't look away from the world—we are not afraid—our mission is to document those doing wrong and galvanize those doing good. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. We have now launched our annual Summer Campaign. Can you pitch in today?

Share This Article

More in: