A woman sits with two of her children in a room that she has made their home in an abandoned Soviet air base near Herat, Afghanistan. After years of draught and incessant war, hundreds of thousands of people left their villages in search of food and refuge. The draught and fighting were so severe that people failed to sew their fields for years and slowly starved eating their seed. 2001

 

In 2001, after years of repeated drought and war, millions of Afghans countrywide left their villages to look for other places to live. The villagers moved together trying to outrun the fighting among the Taliban, the warlords and the Northern Alliance, and to find fertile ground that was not heavily mined; Afghanistan ranks number two in the number of landmines in the world. Because the drought was so severe, many villagers ate their seed.

 

Two women and a child sit in a room that they've made their home in an abandoned Soviet air base near Herat, Afghanistan. After years of draught and incessant war, hundreds of thousands of people left their villages in search of food and refuge. The draught and fighting were so severe that people failed to sew their fields for years and slowly starved eating their seed. 2001

 

In 2001, after years of repeated drought and war, millions of Afghans countrywide left their villages to look for other places to live. The villagers moved together trying to outrun the fighting among the Taliban, the warlords and the Northern Alliance, and to find fertile ground that was not heavily mined; Afghanistan ranks number two in the number of landmines in the world. Because the drought was so severe, many villagers ate their seed.

 

A man weeps while his youngest son lays sick on the floor in a room that they've made their home in an abandoned Soviet air base near Herat, Afghanistan. The man's other three sons died in the previous weeks due to illness (possibly meningitis). After years of draught and incessant war, hundreds of thousands of people left their villages in search of food and refuge. The draught and fighting were so severe that people failed to sew their fields for years and slowly starved eating their seed. 2001

 

In 2001, after years of repeated drought and war, millions of Afghans countrywide left their villages to look for other places to live. The villagers moved together trying to outrun the fighting among the Taliban, the warlords and the Northern Alliance, and to find fertile ground that was not heavily mined; Afghanistan ranks number two in the number of landmines in the world. Because the drought was so severe, many villagers ate their seed.