The Difficult Lives of the Elderly

  28 minutes

  15 December 2018

According to official reports, life expectancy in Afghanistan is as young as 44 years old, so aging is coming to an early stage. A number of elderly people in Afghanistan, due to lack of facilities and high poverty rates in the country, not only lack care programmes for the elderly, as elsewhere in the world, but many are forced to work.
The story of the elderly living in the country is not just about work. Some resort to begging for access to water and bread.