The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan14

LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 26, 2015: A bloody hand is seen in the operation room at the Emergency hospital.  As of April, 2016 the Emergency hospital stated that in the first quarter their patient numbers were up more than 30% from last year.  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 26, 2015: A bloody hand is seen in the operation room at the Emergency hospital. As of April, 2016 the Emergency hospital stated that in the first quarter their patient numbers were up more than 30% from last year. 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.