Day: December 1, 2018

Citizens of War
Front Lines

Citizens of War

  The faces of the long-suffering people of Afghanistan reflect their resolve and resilience   Kabul, 2004. Afghan mothers comfort sick and dying children in a hospital all but void of equipment and medicine. Across the street, fathers, banned by convention from the wards, sleep on concrete in a roofless bombed-out shell of a building, waiting for a white-coated figure to emerge and summon them to fetch the body of their dead child. Occasionally, a doctor delivers a slip of paper with a prescription scribbled in Dari, dispatching a desperate father into the city’s dusty streets to find medication on the black market—if he can afford it. After almost three decades of war (now approaching four), life in Afghanistan’s capital was an epic tale of hardship, misery and death—su...

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