AFGHANISTAN. Kabul Province. Kabul. March 29, 2016. The Silent Victims Of A Forgotten War. At the hospital, Najiba holds her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured in a bomb blast.
Afghanistan has endured armed conflict since 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded. Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule, which ended in 2001. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured. Despite billions of dollars spent by the international community to stabilise the country, Afghanistan has seen little improvement in terms of overall stability and human security.
Daily Life, First Prize, Singles at the World Press Photo Contest.
Photograph: Paula Bronstein for Time Lightbox/Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting
Refugees from Syria rest on the coast of the Greek island of Lesbos on September 24, 2015. Thousands of refugees cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey in rubber boats everyday fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. (Photo by Maciek Nabrdalik / VII)
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were in 4th and 5th-centuries monumental
statues of standing buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan
valley in the Hazarajat by Hazaras region of central Afghanistan.
Warrior Wednesday: Marines from Alpha Company, Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, NATO International Security Assistance Force, patrol through Helmand province in southern Afghanistan on, August 3, 2008.
The Hidden Light of Afghanistan - Photographer Monika Bulaj shares powerful, intimate images of Afghanistan – of home life, of ritual, of men and women. Behind the headlines, what does the world truly know about this place?
A boy playfully throws a cat in the air at the khan’s winter
camp near the Afghan-Tajik border. The Kyrgyz’s survival depends on
their animals—sheep, goats, yaks, horses, and camels—but they are not
sentimental about them.