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Afghanistan turmoil

Poverty drives Afghan women to sell their babies, bodies

Collapse under Taliban leaves people with few economic options

Afghan women wait to receive sacks of rice at a distribution centre in Kabul on April 7.   © Reuters

KABUL -- With international organizations warning that more than half Afghanistan's population is in urgent need of economic assistance, poverty-stricken Afghans, especially women, are being forced into extreme choices as the nation grapples with destitution and economic crisis.

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