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Three women help their communities by feeding Afghan kids, giving free beauty services to unhoused Angelenos, and destigmatizing mental health among Latino families.

‘Helpers’ reflect on 2021: Afghanistan, Skid Row, Latinx mental health

Three women help their communities by feeding Afghan kids, giving free beauty services to unhoused Angelenos, and destigmatizing mental health among Latino families.

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Four months after the U.S. withdrew troops and funding from Afghanistan,  residents there can’t afford enough food or fuel. One LA doctor is trying to help.

LA doctor tries getting food and funds to starving Afghans

Four months after the U.S. withdrew troops and funding from Afghanistan, residents there can’t afford enough food or fuel. One LA doctor is trying to help.

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About seven weeks have passed since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. More people are now experiencing hunger and poverty.

Humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. LA doctor is trying to help with her tiny nonprofit

About seven weeks have passed since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. More people are now experiencing hunger and poverty.

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