Nan and tea as the only food available for Nazoo and her five children
Nazoo, 36, and her five children have been forced to flee from Qadis district to seek survival in provincial city of Qala-e-naw. Nazoo’s husband has gone to Iran for work and she alone takes care of her children.
“When grass didn’t grow anymore and the water sources dried up, we understood that we must have a difficult year ahead. My husband sold out the livestock we had at home. He saved some cash for us and with the rest, he traveled to Iran.”
“Later, when we weren’t able to find anything to eat, along with other villagers we also decided to leave the home behind and come to Qala-i-naw.”
“We could only bring some blankets, plates and teapots with us and the rest of our things are stored at home. I’m alone here and don’t have any roof over my head. I would like to go back home as soon as there is some hope.”
“It has been two years that we live in this desert without any shelter and we have only received a bag of flour. I’m preparing seven to eight Naan everyday and that’s the only thing we eat with some tea or water.”
“You can see, there is no shop here to buy some vegetables or rice, even if there was some, we wouldn’t be able to buy because we are running out of money," she ended.
Photo: NRC/Enayatullah Azad