Afghanistan Turmoil, Pakistan Airstrikes Leaves Widows, Orphans Behind

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The Taliban have accused Pakistan of conducting airstrikes against Afghan cities. Pakistan denied the charges. Local officials say 36 people died in the explosions.t

In recent months, Pakistan has stepped up military actions along the border between the two countries. The border was originally drawn by British colonial rulers and is disputed by Kabul.

Widows and orphans

The unrest in Afghanistan has led to many husbands dying or being drawn into extremist groups. The women and children left behind struggle to survive.

Prayercast recently spoke to Deborah, an Afghan woman. She says, “Life is hard for each one of these women. One woman’s husband is actually still alive, but he has become an extremist. And she has to hide from him because he wants to take the kids away and threatens to harm her. A nineteen-year-old orphan called me recently to mourn the anniversary of her father’s death.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller

CALL TO ACTION

  • Ask God to provide for orphans and widows across Afghanistan.
  • Pray they would learn of Jesus’ love for all people.

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