Reference : V-P-AF-E-02288
Date : 25/11/2015
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Kabul. Abul took off his prosthesis. He lost his leg to a land mine and works as a gardener.
Photographer : PINKHASSOV, Gueorgui
Confidentiality level : public
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Description : Abdul, 58, currently works as a gardener. He lost his leg to a landmine during the civil war in the country. He sent his son to Europe but lives with the rest of his family in Kabul. “I have been suffering from this prolonged conflict”, he said. There is no future in this country for the young generation. I am not a pessimist, but this is the reality as I see it”.
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