Afghan Children Pictures Tell the Refugee Story in Pakistan

After studying photographer Muhammed Muheisen’s pictures, you’ll learn more about the Afghan refugee children of Islamabad than you felt possible. As captured by Muheisen, their faces are beautiful and haunting and the look in their eyes will transport you into their experience, if only for an instant. (Above: Nazmina Bibi, Age 7)

Mohammed Akbar, Age 7

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Play Time

Afghan refugee boys playing on a hill.

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Gul Bibi Shamra, Age 3

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Hayat Khan, Age 8

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Safia Mourad, Age 4

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Performance in a Tent

Afghan refugee children watching a performance organized by the Hashoo foundation.

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Rozeen Zaman, Age 7

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Abdulrahman Bahadir, Age 13

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Robina Haseeb, Age 5

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Akhtar Babrek, Age 13

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Hide & Seek

An Afghan refugee child hides in a wooden cart near his home.

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Samiullah Afsar, Age 5

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Walking Through an Alley

An Afghan refugee holding her daughter as she walks to her home.

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Basmina, Age 3

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Naseebah Zarghoul, Age 6

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Hasant Mohammed, Age 5

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Letting Off Steam

Afghan refugee play a traditional fighting game in a field.

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First Day of Eid al-Fitr

An Afghan boy posed with a plastic rifle.

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Learning English

Afghan refugee girls in an English language class.

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Cleaning the Yard

A boy standing in a mosque’s yard while girls are sweep the ground.

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Allam Ahmad, Age 6

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Laiba Hazrat, Age 6

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Awal Gul, Age 12

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Playing with Friends

A girl wears a burqa while playing with other children.

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Sip of Water

An Afghan refugee drinks water leaking from a water point.

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Aisha Daoud, Age 4

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Beat the Heat

Refugee boys playing in a polluted stream.

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Taking a Break

Children lie on a pile of straw  gathered for livestock.

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Posing for the Camera

A girl standing by her younger sister outside her home.

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