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Children In Kabul | Refugees in Zahedan, Iran

Hamid, a seven year-old boy, scavenges through the rubbish in the Afghan capital Kabul on July 15, 2001. Like tens of thousands of other children, Hamid has to find a means of survival for himself and his family by scavenging instead of attending school in Afghanistan, ravaged by over two decades of war. REUTERS


Afghan children play in a pond of water of the Kabul river on July 10, 2001. The level of water across war-shattered Afghanistan including Kabul river has gone down sharply due to the three successive years of harsh drought. The United Nations fears that some five million of the landlocked country's population face the threat of hunger because of the unprecedented calamity. REUTERS


Newly arrived Afghan refugees rest in a detention camp for refugees in the southern Iranian town of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan June 19, 2001. As Afghanistan currently faces perhaps the most disastrous humanitarian crisis in the entire world, its people crossing the border every day seeking refuge in neighboring Iran. According to the United Nations, Iran is home to 1.5 million Afghan and more than 500,000 Iraqis. Today is the World Refugee Day, designated by the U.N. General Assembly last year to commemorate the 1951 Refugee Convention, the accord setting up the legal foundation for refugee rights. REUTERS


Newly arrived Afghan refugees sit in the shadow of a detention camp for refugees in the southern Iranian town of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan June 19, 2001. As Afghanistan currently faces perhaps the most disastrous humanitarian crisis in the entire world, its people cross the border every day seeking refuge in neighboring Iran. According to the United Nations, Iran is home to 1.5 million Afghan and more than 500,000 Iraqis. Today is the World Refugee Day, designated by the U.N. General Assembly last year to commemorate the 1951 Refugee Convention, the accord setting up the legal foundation for refugee rights. REUTERS


Afghan women look from under their chadors in a detention camp for refugees in the southern Iranian town of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan June 19, 2001. As Afghanistan currently faces perhaps the most disastrous humanitarian crisis in the world, its people cross the border every day seeking refuge in neighboring Iran. According to the United Nations, Iran is home to 1.5 million Afghans and more than 500,000 Iraqis. REUTERS


Afghan girls wait for water in a refugee camp outside the southern Iranian town of Zahedan near the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan June 19, 2001. As Afghanistan currently faces perhaps the most disastrous humanitarian crisis in the entire world, its people crossing the border and seeking refugee in neighboring Iran. According to the United Nations, Iran is home to 1.5 million Afghan and more than 500,000 Iraqis. Today is World Refugee Day, designated by the U.N. General Assembly last year to commemorate the 1951 Refugee Convention, the accord setting up the legal foundation for refugee rights. REUTERS



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