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Millions Struggling In Afghanistan Following The Taliban Regaining Control

Millions of Afghan citizens are living below the poverty line in cash starved Afghanistan, following the Taliban regaining control of the country in 2021.

The Taliban had previously ruled Afghanistan after the fall of Communism in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA) in the 1990's, they gained and held power from 1994-2001 being deposed by former US president George W. Bush after the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in New York City and Washington DC.

For 20 years, like the Mujahideen before in the 80's fighting DRA and Soviet forces, utilized Afghanistan's mountains to launch guerrilla raids and strikes against American and British troops during the War in Afghanistan.

When the US called it quits and pulled out of the country along with the UK on the 15th of August 2021, Taliban control was re-established.

The war in Afghanistan was only the second war ever lost by the United States, following them loosing in South Vietnam (Now the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) after fleeing from Saigon (Present day Ho Chi Minh City) in 1975.

Now roughly £7 Billion ($10 Billion) of Afghanistan's foreign cash and gold reserves have been seized and frozen by the United States and the UK, leading to the economic crash of the country and poverty to rise.

A third of the Afghan population will no longer be able to afford basic services and food.

Cancer patients in the country have sold everything they own to buy live saving cancer medicine, previously free of charge from the democratic government that was set up by the US and UK.

Malnourished children and babies have died as a result of lacking food and water, leading the the child population of Afghanistan to fall.

Desperation has crept in so much that women have turned to prostitution and selling their kids for money just to survive. 

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