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
Afghan refugee boys playing on a hill.
Gul Bibi Shamra, Age 3
Hayat Khan, Age 8
Safia Mourad, Age 4
Performance in a Tent
Afghan refugee children watching a performance organized by the Hashoo foundation.
Rozeen Zaman, Age 7
Abdulrahman Bahadir, Age 13
Robina Haseeb, Age 5
Akhtar Babrek, Age 13
Hide & Seek
An Afghan refugee child hides in a wooden cart near his home.
Samiullah Afsar, Age 5
Walking Through an Alley
An Afghan refugee holding her daughter as she walks to her home.
Basmina, Age 3
Naseebah Zarghoul, Age 6
Hasant Mohammed, Age 5
Letting Off Steam
Afghan refugee play a traditional fighting game in a field.
First Day of Eid al-Fitr
An Afghan boy posed with a plastic rifle.
Afghan refugee girls in an English language class.
Cleaning the Yard
A boy standing in a mosque’s yard while girls are sweep the ground.
Allam Ahmad, Age 6
Laiba Hazrat, Age 6
Awal Gul, Age 12
Playing with Friends
A girl wears a burqa while playing with other children.
Sip of Water
An Afghan refugee drinks water leaking from a water point.
Aisha Daoud, Age 4
Beat the Heat
Refugee boys playing in a polluted stream.
Taking a Break
Children lie on a pile of straw gathered for livestock.
Posing for the Camera
A girl standing by her younger sister outside her home.