Western sources report that villagers in drought-hit Western Afghanistan are marrying off their girls as young as 8 for a meagre sum of money just to cope with a devastating food crisis as their humanitarian conditions go from bad to worse. Children are taking the brunt of the second wave of drought to hit the country in just three years. Many of them are dying mainly because of malnutrition and drought that cost farmers between 80 and 100 percent of their crops.
The US has invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to topple the Taliban regime which was accused of violating women rights. US and Western claim was that the invasion would result in progress of the country. Afghan officials and right activists believe that the West’s strategy has proved failure in putting the country on the “path of progress” as promised.