The Silent Victims of a Forgotten War: warwounded_afghanistan29

LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 26, 2015: Kharim Ahmad,22, suffered shrapnel wounds on his face and the loss of a leg from fighting in Sangin. He was being treated at the Emergency hospital in Lashkar Gah on March 25. As of April, 2016 the Emergency hospital stated that in the first quarter their patient numbers were up more than 30% from last year. They stated that patients are coming from much further distances now especially since the bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz last year which cared for many in the region. Every year the UN comes out with their report documenting the unfortunate carnage from America’s longest and most costly war in history. Along with the price tag estimated in the hundreds of billions, the human toll from a 2015 UN Assistance Mission To Afghanistan (UNAMA) report stated the number of Afghan civilians killed and wounded surpassed 11,000.  which was the deadliest on record for civilians in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion more than 14 years ago.

LASHKAR GAH, AFGHANISTAN -MARCH 26, 2015:

Kharim Ahmad,22, suffered shrapnel wounds on his face and the loss of a leg from fighting in Sangin. He was being treated at the Emergency hospital in Lashkar Gah on March 25.

As of April, 2016 the Emergency hospital stated that in the first quarter their patient numbers were up more than 30% from last year. They stated that patients are coming from much further distances now especially since the bombing of the MSF hospital in Kunduz last year which cared for many in the region.

Every year the UN comes out with their report documenting the unfortunate carnage from America’s longest and most costly war in history. Along with the price tag estimated in the hundreds of billions, the human toll from a 2015 UN Assistance Mission To Afghanistan (UNAMA) report stated the number of Afghan civilians killed and wounded surpassed 11,000.

which was the deadliest on record for civilians in Afghanistan since the US-led invasion more than 14 years ago.