“At approximately 2pm, we started to receive some patients with injuries and burns, but there was no news yet about any explosion or attack.”
“In the 15 years of my life, there has been fighting. I have witnessed fighting- that is all. Every night, there is fighting.” – Moahibullah, 15 years old, Maiwand.
In times of war, the relentless backdrop of violence is a constant theme in children’s lives.
©️ Vincenzo Metodo
Elise Blanchard, journalist and photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP), has collected children’s stories from across Afghanistan. Her powerful piece in Afghanistan20 tells of the impact that the conflict has had on young Afghans.