Kabul orphanage struggles to feed its children as cash runs low

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Reuters

By Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam and Jorge Silva KABUL (Reuters) – Ahmad Khalil Mayan, programme director at a large Kabul orphanage, says he is cutting back on the amount of fruit and meat he gives the children each week because the home is running out of money. For the last two months, since the Afghan Taliban seized control of the country and millions of dollars in aid suddenly dried up, he has been desperately calling and emailing donors, both foreign and local, who supported him before. “Unfortunately, most of them have left the country – Afghan donors, foreign donors, embassies. When I call th…

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