The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan05

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -APRIL 3, 2016: Kabir age 5, from Faryab lays in bed at the Emergency hospital in Kabul on April 3, 2016. He is a victim of a rocket attack, lost both of his legs along with his sister and brother who were also killed. 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.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -APRIL 3, 2016: Kabir age 5, from Faryab lays in bed at the Emergency hospital in Kabul on April 3, 2016. He is a victim of a rocket attack, lost both of his legs along with his sister and brother who were also killed.

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.