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The youngest victims in Afghanistan (3)

By Wang Huazhong (China Daily)

13:10, January 03, 2012

A girl at a slum in Qalae Wazir, Kabul. (Photo: China Daily)

"We had to leave everything behind at that time. If we hadn't, we wouldn't have found jobs and would have starved to death", says Ali, a swarthy faced man with a clean white Muslim cap sitting on his head.

On his return to Kabul in 2010, Ali had to pay only 6,000 afghanis ($120) to build a 10-square-meter mud house. Oilcloth and clay were applied on top of wooden planks to make the roof. And windows were holes in the wall covered by a plastic film.

Ali says that since the men still cannot find jobs, the family relies on government subsidies and the children collect metal scraps and sell them to make some money.

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