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Some Sell Children as Afghanistan Sinks Into Destitution

Some Sell Children as Afghanistan Sinks Into Destitution

HERAT, Afghanistan—Desperate to feed her family, Saleha, a housecleaner here in western Afghanistan, has incurred such an insurmountable debt that the only way she sees out is to hand over her 3-year-old daughter, Najiba, to the man who lent her the money.

The debt is $550.

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