Afghan Father Sells Daughters to Feed Rest of Family

Objectivity 3.2 | Credibility 3.9 | Relevance 4.1

An Afghan father claims that the economic conditions are so dire that he was forced to sell two of his daughters (9 and 12) as child brides to feed the rest of his family. The father sold his young daughters for payment in the form of sheep, land, and cash. The family has lived in an Afghan displacement camp where they were surviving on humanitarian aid and small jobs until resources dried up. The father warns if conditions don’t improve, he may need to sell his 2-year-old daughter to feed the family.