Madiha Afzal

fellow in the foreign policy program at Brookings Institution

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Nearly a year after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, some 19 million Afghans face life-threatening hunger, and women’s rights have deteriorated.

Hunger crisis, no jobs: Afghanistan in year since US withdrawal

Nearly a year after U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan, some 19 million Afghans face life-threatening hunger, and women’s rights have deteriorated.

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