Photo essay families

Muneer and his family left Kunduz, where he grew up, after the Taliban destroyed their house during fighting earlier this year. In the attack, Muneer lost partial use of the left side of his body, including his eye, arm and leg. “We escaped to Mazar-i-Sharif, because the situation in Kunduz was too dangerous. But all of Afghanistan is too dangerous, so my family collected all of their money and sent me here for security, and to get new citizenship,” he said. Ten days before I met him early October, he ran out of money, and had been stuck in Belgrade, living out of a tent in the park by the central bus station, which has become a resting place for those on their way west. His traveling companions continued to Germany, and, he says, “I am relying on other Afghans to give me a little bit of money until I can get enough to get to Germany.”

Photo essay families

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