World Press Photo award winners | 2017-02-14 07:48


World Press Photo award winners

At the hospital, Najiba holds her two-year-old nephew Shabir who was injured from a bomb blast in Kabul on 29 March 2016. Afghanistan has endured armed conflict since 1979, when the Soviet Union invaded. Afghan civilians are at greater risk today than at any time since Taliban rule, which ended in 2001. According to UN statistics, in the first half of 2016 at least 1,600 people died, and more than 3,500 people were injured. Despite billions of dollars spent by the international community to stabilize the country, Afghanistan has seen little improvement in terms of overall stability and human security. [Photo by Paula Bronstein, for Time Lightbox / Pulitzer Center For Crisis Reporting/Courtesy of World Press Photo Foundation via VCG]

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