Reference : V-P-AF-E-02247
Date : 25/11/2015
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul. After he lived a traumatic experience, NIamatullah, a family father, left his wife and children. The family is living in a rented house, relying on relatives and neighbors to support them.
Photographer : PINKHASSOV, Gueorgui
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : reserved users only
Description : Niamatullah was working with a de-mining NGO when he was kidnapped and held in captivity for 40 days. He managed to escape from his captors, but the experience had a traumatic impact on his life. He left the country without telling his wife and didn’t contact her until he arrived in Iran, to tell her he planned to travel to Europe. On his way to Turkey, he kept in contact with his wife, but then one day he called her and explained that he was robbed by thieves. After that, he never called again and the family does not know where he is now.
The last year has seen continuing high levels of violence in Afghanistan, taking its toll on people’s lives in different ways as it has done now for more than 30 years. The impact ranges from attacks on hospitals and health clinics, which have caused heavy civilian casualties and deprived people of desperately needed medical care, to the general effects on the country’s fragile economy. This decades-long conflict has resulted in a soaring number of both displaced people within Afghanistan - now reported to number nearly a million - as well as those fleeing to seek a safer life elsewhere. Afghanistan remains among the top source countries for refugees, second only to Syria. Millions among the country's population have fled to Pakistan and Iran over a period of decades.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3648x5472
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour