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on a good day twelve year olds up you'll emerge ahead makes it less than two dollars shining shoes in Kabul it's not much but he's the breadwinner of his family he waits on a dusty side street for passers by to offer him some work zombie was just one of many Afghan children affected by seventeen years of war arguably it's hit children the hardest the UN says that last year some nine hundred and twenty seven children were killed the most on record like W. lot many more are orphaned or forced to work in my body one I hate the Taliban alliance but I want to see peace and stability in Afghanistan the killing of children must be stopped and that shouldn't be bombing anymore the Taliban should come to our country and join the peace process W. as father was killed four years ago and the explosion of a Taliban suicide bomber their whole family had to move to the city for now none of the children go to school but between polishing shoes zombie Alyssa found an outlet and ours thanks to a charity hosting space for children who work on the streets will the thirteen all my biggest wish is to become a famous painting in the future and people in foreign countries can see my drawings and like them as the Taliban and the U. S. discuss the prospects of peace aid groups want to be hopeful but they worry that if the Taliban plays a part in any new government Afghanistan could slide back into hardline Islamist rule a Taliban spokesman told Reuters the fault for the wars devastating impact on children lies with foreign invaders still Zabi you was a mother hopes for a brighter future for the duty to solo god willing peace will come to the country my life can't be changed but I don't want to see my son's obvious future ruined