Afghan women in the Jalozai refugee camp continue their traditions, often visiting each other in their tents, drinking sweet green tea and talking. 2001

 

Because of decades of incessant fighting between a number of revolving groups, including the Taliban and the Mujahadeen before them, millions of Afghans fled to neighboring countries, including Pakistan in 2001. Seeking refuge, those fleeing to Pakistan were often the poorest and arrived with what they could carry. The UNHCR, and other organizations, tried their best to keep up with the influx; providing rations, setting up schools and building refugee camps.

 

An Afghan orphan walked from Kabul towards Peshawar with her family to escape the increasingly despotic Taliban. She got lost on the way, then continued to Jalozai refugee camp with another group hoping to find her family there. 2002

 

Because of decades of incessant fighting between a number of revolving groups, including the Taliban and the Mujahadeen before them, millions of Afghans fled to neighboring countries, including Pakistan in 2001. Seeking refuge, those fleeing to Pakistan were often the poorest and arrived with what they could carry. The UNHCR, and other organizations, tried their best to keep up with the influx; providing rations, setting up schools and building refugee camps.

 

While the Taliban and American-backed northern alliances fought, Afghan women and children fled to Pakistan. Men stayed behind to defend family property and, in some cases, fight. Many women, like these, went to the Afghan Women's Hospital in Peshawar, Pakistan after being beaten at the border crossing. 2001

 

Because of decades of incessant fighting between a number of revolving groups, including the Taliban and the Mujahadeen before them, millions of Afghans fled to neighboring countries, including Pakistan in 2001. Seeking refuge, those fleeing to Pakistan were often the poorest and arrived with what they could carry. The UNHCR, and other organizations, tried their best to keep up with the influx; providing rations, setting up schools and building refugee camps.

 

An Afghan woman and her two children sit in her makeshift house in the old city in Peshawar, Pakistan. The woman, from Kabul, is one of thousands pouring into Pakistan illegally. She said she fled after hearing the US might begin bombing Afghanistan. 2001

 

Because of decades of incessant fighting between a number of revolving groups, including the Taliban and the Mujahadeen before them, millions of Afghans fled to neighboring countries, including Pakistan in 2001. Seeking refuge, those fleeing to Pakistan were often the poorest and arrived with what they could carry. The UNHCR, and other organizations, tried their best to keep up with the influx; providing rations, setting up schools and building refugee camps.

 

Afghan refugees arriving in Pakistan with no food or resources relied on aid agencies for survival. The UNHCR struggled to keep up with demand as thousands of people crossed the border. 2001

 

Because of decades of incessant fighting between a number of revolving groups, including the Taliban and the Mujahadeen before them, millions of Afghans fled to neighboring countries, including Pakistan in 2001. Seeking refuge, those fleeing to Pakistan were often the poorest and arrived with what they could carry. The UNHCR, and other organizations, tried their best to keep up with the influx; providing rations, setting up schools and building refugee camps.

 

A woman arrives with her son to a clinic run by the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) in Peshawar, Pakistan.  Her son is diagnosed with malaria, and she, with a severe spilt-oil burn on her left hand. The woman came to the clinic after walking several hours from her village in the mountains. 2001

 

Because of decades of incessant fighting between a number of revolving groups, including the Taliban and the Mujahadeen before them, millions of Afghans fled to neighboring countries, including Pakistan in 2001. Seeking refuge, those fleeing to Pakistan were often the poorest and arrived with what they could carry. The UNHCR, and other organizations, tried their best to keep up with the influx; providing rations, setting up schools and building refugee camps.