Afghan boys try to pick a coin up from the ground while enjoying a ride on a handmade wooden-carousel on the outskirts of mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan.
despite 15 years as one of the world’s biggest receivers of international aid, much of it to agriculture. afghanistan remains woefully underdeveloped and largely defenceless against climate change impacts. an estimated 80 percent of afghans depend on rain-fed agriculture and cattle-grazing for their incomes, both of which are threatened by temperature increases and erratic rainfall. changes in rainfall patterns and snow melt is high.
Afghan balloon seller boy poses for a photo with decorated synthetic flowers, oldschool photoshoot point, at the courtyard of hz. ali shrine or the famous blue mosque in mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan.
at least a quarter of afghan children between ages 5 and 14 work for a living or to help their families. many are employed in jobs that can result in illness, injury, or even death due to hazardous working conditions.
childr laborers generally work long hours with little or no pay. they work in brick kilns, metal industries, mines, agriculture and on the streets as vendors, shoe shiners and beggars. work pushes children to combine the burdens of a job with education or prevents them from attending school. only half of afghanistan’s child laborers attend school.
An afghan girl enjoys her time playing bowling at the 300 bowling center in mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan.
sexual harassment is one of the most ominous social phenomenon and a vicious element in afghanistan.
recently the afghanistan attorney general has suspended six members of the afghanistan football federation, including the president, keramuddin karim, after reviewing allegations of s****l and physical abuse of the afghanistan women’s national team by aff staff. the abuse took place inside the country, including at the federation’s headquarters, and at a training camp in jordan last february. fifa is investigating the claims and it has been working with the united nations on some players’ safety. @farshadusyan
Afghan child labourer, samad 8 years old, sells balloons on streets of kabul, afghanistan.
according to the un children’s fund (unicef), 24 percent of afghan children aged 7-14 are in employment.
some 9 million afghans – 36 per cent of the population – are believed to live in absolute poverty and a further 37 per cent live only slightly above the poverty line. @farshadusyan
The german police project was established in kabul, afghanistan, in 2002. since then germany has helped build a professional, self-sustaining police force which serves and protects the people of afghanistan and is committed to democracy and human rights.
during the transition period of training centres to afghan authorities, since 2012, the focus of the project shifted from active training to advising, with 50 german officers.
Afghan children babur(l) and yasmine(jasmine, r) pose for a photograph in idps camp on the outskirts of mazar-i-sharif, afghanistan. they are unable to speak, typically because of congenital deafness. in afghanistan, the incidence of various genetic disorders are high since consanguineous marriage are common and part of the tradition. they have been displaced, with more than 250 other families from faryab province due to conflict and drought. @farshadusyan