The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan01

LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 27, 2015: Patients that have chest injuries strengthen their lung capacity with water bottles in the physical therapy room at the Emergency hospital.  Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people had died, and more than 3,500 people were injured, a 4 per cent increase in overall civilian causalities compared to the same period last year. The upsurge in violence has had devastating consequences for civilians, with suicide bombings and targeted attacks by the Taliban and other insurgents causing 70 percent of all civilian casualties.

LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 27, 2015:

Patients that have chest injuries strengthen their lung capacity with water bottles in the physical therapy room at the Emergency hospital.

Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people had died, and more than 3,500 people were injured, a 4 per cent increase in overall civilian causalities compared to the same period last year. The upsurge in violence has had devastating consequences for civilians, with suicide bombings and targeted attacks by the Taliban and other insurgents causing 70 percent of all civilian casualties.