Conflict & Justice

Afghans left out in cold as temperatures plummet

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An Afghan man walks as snow falls in Kabul.

Credit:

Shah Marai

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    An internally displaced Afghan woman from Helmand province walks to collect winter supplies from the UNHCR at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul Dec. 27, 2012.

    Credit:

    Shah Marai

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    Afghan laborer Khan Mohammad, 60, working at a pea factory on a cold day in Kabul.

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    Shah Marai

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    An Afghan man pushes his wheelbarrow as snow falls in Kabul.

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    Shah Marai

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    An Afghan man walks as snow falls in Kabul.

    Credit:

    Shah Marai

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    An elderly Afghan man rides his bicycle in the snow in Kabul. Despite Afghanistan receiving billions of dollars of aid since 2001, more than 100 children died last year during the harshest winter in two decades.

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    Shah Marai

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    A burqa-clad Afghan woman makes her way as snow falls in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Dec. 27, 2012. As winter sets in across central Asia, many Afghans struggle to provide adequate food and shelter for their families.

    Credit:

    Qais Usyan

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    Afghan children warm up around fire on a cold day in Kabul.

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    Shah Marai

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    Afghan women with their children line up to get winter supplies in Kabul on Jan. 1.

    Credit:

    Shah Marai