The Young Afghan Refugee

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For the past 30 years, more people have fled Afghanistan than anywhere else in the world. There are 1.7 million registered in Pakistan alone, and that doesn’t include those who are undocumented. The Associated Press’ chief photographer for Pakistan, Islamabad-based Muhammed Muheisen, shot portraits of Afghan children who are living in a slum in the outskirts of the city. Through these photographs, Muheisen leaves no room for doubt regarding how the violence perpetuated by adults has affected each and every child—generations of Afghan children who were born and raised in Pakistan, knowing nothing of their home country.