Earlier this year, Yasmin returned to Afghanistan from refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan with her husband and seven children. Her refugee experience started when she was a child herself – just five years old! And, the conditions she faced through the years were horrific, including terrible living environment and forced early marriage due to her family’s poverty. But her husband became mentally ill and could not work, so Yasmin had go to work, along with some of her children, in the unbearably unhealthy environment of an open kiln brick factory. Finally, Yasmin sold all she owned to return to Afghanistan, despite the known insecurity and no prospects of dignified work for her or the children. For now, humanitarian assistance from CWS Japan and local partners provide is the source of the family’s subsistence and, despite all, Yasmin’s hope for the future.
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