Skip To Content
    Posted on Jan 29, 2014

    21 Powerful Portraits Of Afghan Refugee Children

    Associated Press photographer Muhammed Muheisen has captured candid photos of Afghan refugee children playing in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.

    1. laiba Hazrat, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    2. Awal Gul, age 12.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen
    For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world's largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and the fighting their country has undergone.

    3. Nazmina Bibi, age 7.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    4. Ibraheem Rahees, age 8.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    5. Naseebah Zarghoul, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    6. Hazrat Babir, age 7.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen
    Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.'s refugee agency.

    7. Gul Bibi Shamra, age 3.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    8. Akhtar Babrek, age 13.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    9. Zarlakhta Nawab, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    10. Abdulrahman Bahadir, age 13.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    11. Robina Haseeb, age 5.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    12. Hayat Khan, age 8.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    13. Gullakhta Nawab, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    14. Waheed Wazir, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    15. Allam Ahmad, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    16. Madina Juma'a, age 4.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    17. Basmina, age 3.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    18. Shahzada Saleem, age 15, holds his nephew Satara, age two months.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    19. Khalzarin Zirgul, age 6, holds her cousin, Zaman, age three months.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    20. Safia Mourad, age 4.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    21. Noorkhan Zahir, age 6.

    AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen

    BuzzFeed Daily

    Keep up with the latest daily buzz with the BuzzFeed Daily newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form