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Afghanistan turmoil

Closure of women's project in Afghanistan imperils livelihoods

Senior female official blames Taliban and World Bank for suspending funds

NEW DELHI -- Before the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan last month, Sara was a senior official in the Ministry of Women's Affairs, handling multimillion-dollar projects aimed at alleviating hardships faced by women.

"I didn't even have a single minute to rest," she said. "Now I am sitting at home with no plan, no vision for the future. The ministry is totally closed."

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