The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan28

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 20, 2016: Ibrahim, a mine victim begs on the street during the Afghan New Year festival hoping that many would have sympathy in Kabul on March 20, 2016. Many handicapped who are unemployed become beggars. 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 20, 2016: Ibrahim, a mine victim begs on the street during the Afghan New Year festival hoping that many would have sympathy in Kabul on March 20, 2016. Many handicapped who are unemployed become beggars.

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.