The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan22

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 28, 2016: Khair Mohammed, 35, a paraplegic lays in bed outside his ward as friends and relatives visit him at the emergency hospital as his daughter Madina ,6, looks sadly at her father in Kabul on March 28, 2016. Khair just escaped death after taking 3 bullets to his abdomen and skull. 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 -MARCH 28, 2016: Khair Mohammed, 35, a paraplegic lays in bed outside his ward as friends and relatives visit him at the emergency hospital as his daughter Madina ,6, looks sadly at her father in Kabul on March 28, 2016. Khair just escaped death after taking 3 bullets to his abdomen and skull.

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.