Journalist turned samosa seller under the war-ravaged conditions in Afghanistan

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After the withdrawal of US troops in Afganistan. The Taliban’s dominance in the region has caused the economic situation to become chaotic. The increasing number of food shortages, hunger and unemployment have forced a news anchors to sell samosas on the streets.

Several TV channels are shut down in Afghanistan since the formation of the Taliban government. Leaving dozens of journalists unemployed. In viral images on social media, a news anchor named Musa Mohammadi is selling samosas sitting on the side of the road. Before the Taliban took over, Musa Mohammadi used to read news on Afghan news channel Ariana News. But today circumstances have forced him to sell samosas on the street.


As taliban came into power, emergency programs were launched by the United Nations and other welfare agencies. Under these programs, food was provided to millions. However, the resources and population is sill high.

Poverty is on the rise in this war-torn country. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), around 1.1 million children in Afghanistan are expected to go hungry among the biggest disease is an increase in malnutrition.

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