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Afghan journalist fears his family will starve
The reporter, 23, is fearful of a collapsing economy triggered by the fall of Kabul to Taliban fighters.
He said he is the sole breadwinner for a family of six, but has been unable to work because offices, banks and universities are still closed and there is no government control.
The journalist, who has not be named for his safety, has been in hiding from the Taliban in his home city of Mazar-i-Sharif because he “has written news against” the Taliban.
He added that although the imminent threat to his family is starvation, they are worried they will become targets of a war between the Taliban and the affiliate of the so-called Islamic State in Afghanistan, Isis-K, who are based in the same region.
The journalist, who lives with his elderly parents, 15-year-old brother and two sisters aged 13 and 14, said: “I am very afraid for the future.
“My family are hungry, my father is too old to work and I am the main worker in my family.”