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  Life after the Taleban
Going to school
Housing
What was life like under the Taleban?
Has life got any better?
What about fun stuff?
What's the future for Afghan children?

 
Women in Burqas Has life got any better?
In some ways, yes.

For instance, women no longer have to to wear burqas - clothes which covered them from head to foot (above).

Also, the government is spending money to improve living conditions and services.

But in other ways, the answer is no.

Afghanistan has had 23 years of non-stop war, both with other countries and amongst themselves.

Even before the US bombing, the country was in a terrible state. They were suffering from:

  • crime
  • poverty
  • bombed out buildings
  • no health service
  • few schools
  • unreliable power and water supplies
  • homelessness

When the Taleban came into power in the late 1990s, many welcomed them as they provided some law and order.

But the unrest carried on after they were overthrown.

In some areas, the violence continues with bombings and gun battles.

Taleban supporters have re-grouped and there are frequent clashes between them and foreign forces brought in to help the new regime.


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