Thousands of Afghans have fled the death and destruction of southern Afghanistan by abandoning their ancestral homes. They are now displaced, living in a sewage-soaked camp in Kabul, having forsaken their land for survival and their family’s future. Among a maze of mud walls, shielded by leaking tarps, people like Salam, an Imam, say they were forced to make a choice. Death by the Taliban or death by Americans. Few retain the hope that, one day, they can return to their homes.
© 2011 Andrea Bruce