The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan06

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -APRIL 6, 2016: Madina, age 12, lost her arm, when a rocket hit her home in Paktia Kabul on April 6, 2016. She is recovering from an operation from complications with her pancreas 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.

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -APRIL 6, 2016: Madina, age 12, lost her arm, when a rocket hit her home in Paktia Kabul on April 6, 2016. She is recovering from an operation from complications with her pancreas 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.