Calais, France
Calais, France

"Afghans Are Adventurers"

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Hamidullah, on the road in Badakhshan in 2010, working with foreign journalists. For this work he had to leave the country and is currently in Northern Europe.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

A former interpreter of the British government outside the British embassy in Kabul, hoping to get a meeting to apply for asylum.

Afghanistan
Afghanistan

Anti-leaving-the-country art on a blast wall in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Passport office line

Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Leaving for the border

Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan

Bus heading for Nimruz province, Iranian border

Herat, Afghanistan
Herat, Afghanistan

A man waits for a passport to be able to work in Iran

Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan

A hotel hosting many migrants and refugees near the Iranian and Pakistan border

Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan

Refugees and migrants heading for the border with Pakistan to be able to cross into Iran and beyond

Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan

A wounded Afghan after the truck he was in heading for the border hit a mine.

Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan

Refugees and migrants heading for the border with Pakistan to be able to cross into Iran and beyond

Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan

An Afghan man shows torture marks, he claims to have received them while trying to cross into Iran

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean

Iranians and an Afghan man from Kunduz try to reach Australia

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean

Iranians and an Afghan man from Kunduz try to reach Australia

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean

An Afghan man from Kunduz tries to reach Australia on a boat with mostly Iranian refugees and migrants

Greece
Greece

Near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Greece
Greece

A young Afghan man sleeps near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Greece
Greece

Near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Greece
Greece

Near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Slovenia
Slovenia

Barbed wire lays against refugees and migrants on the Slovenian border with Croatia

Serbia
Serbia

Refugees and migrants stand in line for an NGO handing out a meal once a day in the center of Belgrade.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

An Afghan from Nangarhar province tries to chop wood from old railway sleepers to make a fire. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station in Belgrade.

Serbia
Serbia

Kamran Khan from Laghman province stands on the first floor of a derelict warehouse behind the train station in Belgrade. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia
Serbia

Afghan refugees and migrants carry an Afghan who collapsed from the cold and exhaustion in the snow. They bring him inside a warehouse behind the Belgrade train station to to try to get warmer. An estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants try to cross the border with Hungary at night

Serbia
Serbia

An Afghan man feeds some pigeons while mostly Afghan and Pakistani men and boys line up for volunteers handing out food, they can receive a meal from a truck once a day at 1pm. The refugees and migrants stay in sub-zero temperatures in derelict warehouses behind the central train and bus station in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while trying to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani men and boys line up for volunteers (from the Idomeni NGO) who are handing out food once a day at 1pm.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

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Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia, December 2016
Serbia, December 2016

Afghan men try with force to wash Nabikhan, also known as Comando, from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. They say he lost his mind after Croatian police one month ago hit him on the head with a stick and gave him electric shocks. Croatian and Hungarian police often force refugees and migrants back into Serbia when they try to cross the EU-border at night. Other Afghans are trying to find a way to bring Nabikhan back to Afghanistan because of his mental illness. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia, and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia
Serbia

Afghan men try with force to wash Nabikhan, also known as Comando, from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. They say he lost his mind after Croatian police one month ago hit him on the head with a stick and gave him electric shocks. Croatian and Hungarian police often force refugees and migrants back into Serbia when they try to cross the EU-border at night. Other Afghans are trying to find a way to bring Nabikhan back to Afghanistan because of his mental illness. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia, and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

Islam from Afghanistan shaves his beard outside a derelict warehouse behind the station in Belgrade.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

Afghan men warm themselves by burning railway sleepers in, outside in sub-zero temperatures next to a construction side behind the central train station of the Serbian capital Belgrade.

Serbia
Serbia

14-Year old Jawed from Kandahar prays at dusk in the centre of Belgrade not far from the train station. He left Afghanistan 5 months ago and has been stuck in Serbia for 3 months. He is hoping to reach France where he knows some friends.

Serbia
Serbia

A young Afghan gives small change to an elderly Serbian woman. The two Afghans stay in a nearby derelict warehouse behind Belgrade's station.

Serbia
Serbia

8-Year old Ebrahim, an Afghan boy from Nangarhar province eats a meal that volunteers hand out once a day. He has been in Belgrade with an uncle for two months, staying in a derelict warehouse behind the central train station of the Serbian capital. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan stay here with minimal protection against the sub-zero temperatures of the Serbian winter, this week it often is as cold as -5 Celsius.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

Refugees and migrants sleep in cars covered with plastic to keep the cold out. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia
Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia
Serbia

An Afghan man carries an old railway sleeper (a railroad tie) to make a fire inside a derelict warehouse. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia
Serbia

Refugees and migrants sleep in an unheated warehouse in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train station of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Estimated, close to one thousand, mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants have been stuck here for months, trying to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary and Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia
Serbia

A group of Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants arrive on a spot in the small town of Palic (near Subotica) where they will wait for nightfall to try to cross the Hungarian border with the help of Pakistani smugglers. Many have been stuck in Serbia for months trying to cross the closed EU border.

Serbia
Serbia

A group of Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants warm themselves on the edge of the small town Palic (near Subotica) where they will wait for nightfall to try to cross the Hungarian border, with the help of Pakistani smugglers.

Serbia, Palic, December 26, 2016
Serbia, Palic, December 26, 2016

A group of Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants walk towards the border with Hungary, still some miles away, on the edge of the small town Palic (near Subotica). With the help of Pakistani smugglers and a fence cutter they hope to cross the EU border. Many have been stuck in Serbia for months.

Serbia
Serbia

Naeematullah, an Afghan refugee from Logar province stands on a car park (Parkiraliste Kamenicka) close to the train station, he has been in Belgrade for 7 months. An estimated one thousand, mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants have been stuck here for months, hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia, and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia
Serbia

An Afghan boy sleeps in a car park (Parkiraliste Kamenicka) close to the train station in Belgrade.

Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

9-Year old Afghan, trying to reach the UK

Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

Two Afghans have lunch in a makeshift restaurant

Calais, France
Calais, France

Calais, France

Calais, France
Calais, France

Afghan shop

Calais, France
Calais, France

NGO providing wifi internet

Calais, France
Calais, France

Calais, France

Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

Makeshift restaurant

Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

Clashes with police at night

Calais, France
Calais, France
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Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

Calais, France

Calais, France
Calais, France

Closing of the camp

Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

An Afghan boy, closure of Calais

Calais, France
Calais, France

Two Afghans look in the direction of the UK

Moscow, Russia
Moscow, Russia

Afghans sell goods from containers

Moscow 2017
Moscow 2017

Afghan shopping centre, many here arrived in the last decade and live and work without proper documents in Moscow.

Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany

18-Year old Niazi from Kunduz province (3rd from left) waits for a tram to go to a friends house after a New Years concert.

Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany

Humayoun performs during an Afghan New Year's party in Frankfurt. March 21st, 2017. Humayoun applied for asylum some years ago.

Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA

Afghans pray outside a makeshift mosque. Most in this community used to work for the US Army or USAID and were allowed to travel with their partners and children to the US on special visas, SIVs.

Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA

Afghan community

Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA

Afghan community

Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA

Afghan community

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Calais, France
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan
Herat, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan
Nimruz, Afghanistan
Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
Greece
Greece
Greece
Greece
Slovenia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
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Serbia
Serbia, December 2016
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia
Serbia, Palic, December 26, 2016
Serbia
Serbia
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
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Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Moscow, Russia
Moscow 2017
Frankfurt, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA
Sacramento, USA
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Calais, France

"Afghans Are Adventurers"

Afghanistan

Hamidullah, on the road in Badakhshan in 2010, working with foreign journalists. For this work he had to leave the country and is currently in Northern Europe.

Afghanistan

A former interpreter of the British government outside the British embassy in Kabul, hoping to get a meeting to apply for asylum.

Afghanistan

Anti-leaving-the-country art on a blast wall in Kabul

Kabul, Afghanistan

Passport office line

Kabul, Afghanistan

Leaving for the border

Kabul, Afghanistan

Bus heading for Nimruz province, Iranian border

Herat, Afghanistan

A man waits for a passport to be able to work in Iran

Nimruz, Afghanistan

A hotel hosting many migrants and refugees near the Iranian and Pakistan border

Nimruz, Afghanistan

Refugees and migrants heading for the border with Pakistan to be able to cross into Iran and beyond

Nimruz, Afghanistan

A wounded Afghan after the truck he was in heading for the border hit a mine.

Nimruz, Afghanistan

Refugees and migrants heading for the border with Pakistan to be able to cross into Iran and beyond

Nimruz, Afghanistan

An Afghan man shows torture marks, he claims to have received them while trying to cross into Iran

Indian Ocean

Iranians and an Afghan man from Kunduz try to reach Australia

Indian Ocean

Iranians and an Afghan man from Kunduz try to reach Australia

Indian Ocean

An Afghan man from Kunduz tries to reach Australia on a boat with mostly Iranian refugees and migrants

Greece

Near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Greece

A young Afghan man sleeps near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Greece

Near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Greece

Near Idomeni, Macedonian border

Slovenia

Barbed wire lays against refugees and migrants on the Slovenian border with Croatia

Serbia

Refugees and migrants stand in line for an NGO handing out a meal once a day in the center of Belgrade.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

An Afghan from Nangarhar province tries to chop wood from old railway sleepers to make a fire. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station in Belgrade.

Serbia

Kamran Khan from Laghman province stands on the first floor of a derelict warehouse behind the train station in Belgrade. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia

Afghan refugees and migrants carry an Afghan who collapsed from the cold and exhaustion in the snow. They bring him inside a warehouse behind the Belgrade train station to to try to get warmer. An estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants try to cross the border with Hungary at night

Serbia

An Afghan man feeds some pigeons while mostly Afghan and Pakistani men and boys line up for volunteers handing out food, they can receive a meal from a truck once a day at 1pm. The refugees and migrants stay in sub-zero temperatures in derelict warehouses behind the central train and bus station in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while trying to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani men and boys line up for volunteers (from the Idomeni NGO) who are handing out food once a day at 1pm.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia, December 2016

Afghan men try with force to wash Nabikhan, also known as Comando, from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. They say he lost his mind after Croatian police one month ago hit him on the head with a stick and gave him electric shocks. Croatian and Hungarian police often force refugees and migrants back into Serbia when they try to cross the EU-border at night. Other Afghans are trying to find a way to bring Nabikhan back to Afghanistan because of his mental illness. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia, and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia

Afghan men try with force to wash Nabikhan, also known as Comando, from Afghanistan's Nangarhar province. They say he lost his mind after Croatian police one month ago hit him on the head with a stick and gave him electric shocks. Croatian and Hungarian police often force refugees and migrants back into Serbia when they try to cross the EU-border at night. Other Afghans are trying to find a way to bring Nabikhan back to Afghanistan because of his mental illness. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station in the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed borders with Hungary or Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia, and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Islam from Afghanistan shaves his beard outside a derelict warehouse behind the station in Belgrade.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Afghan men warm themselves by burning railway sleepers in, outside in sub-zero temperatures next to a construction side behind the central train station of the Serbian capital Belgrade.

Serbia

14-Year old Jawed from Kandahar prays at dusk in the centre of Belgrade not far from the train station. He left Afghanistan 5 months ago and has been stuck in Serbia for 3 months. He is hoping to reach France where he knows some friends.

Serbia

A young Afghan gives small change to an elderly Serbian woman. The two Afghans stay in a nearby derelict warehouse behind Belgrade's station.

Serbia

8-Year old Ebrahim, an Afghan boy from Nangarhar province eats a meal that volunteers hand out once a day. He has been in Belgrade with an uncle for two months, staying in a derelict warehouse behind the central train station of the Serbian capital. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants, mainly from Afghanistan and Pakistan stay here with minimal protection against the sub-zero temperatures of the Serbian winter, this week it often is as cold as -5 Celsius.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

Refugees and migrants sleep in cars covered with plastic to keep the cold out. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia

Mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants stuck in Belgrade

Serbia

An Afghan man carries an old railway sleeper (a railroad tie) to make a fire inside a derelict warehouse. Estimated close to one thousand refugees and migrants stay here in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train and bus station of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Many have been stuck here for months while hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia.

Serbia

Refugees and migrants sleep in an unheated warehouse in sub-zero temperatures behind the central train station of the Serbian capital Belgrade. Estimated, close to one thousand, mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants have been stuck here for months, trying to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary and Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia

A group of Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants arrive on a spot in the small town of Palic (near Subotica) where they will wait for nightfall to try to cross the Hungarian border with the help of Pakistani smugglers. Many have been stuck in Serbia for months trying to cross the closed EU border.

Serbia

A group of Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants warm themselves on the edge of the small town Palic (near Subotica) where they will wait for nightfall to try to cross the Hungarian border, with the help of Pakistani smugglers.

Serbia, Palic, December 26, 2016

A group of Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants walk towards the border with Hungary, still some miles away, on the edge of the small town Palic (near Subotica). With the help of Pakistani smugglers and a fence cutter they hope to cross the EU border. Many have been stuck in Serbia for months.

Serbia

Naeematullah, an Afghan refugee from Logar province stands on a car park (Parkiraliste Kamenicka) close to the train station, he has been in Belgrade for 7 months. An estimated one thousand, mostly Afghan and Pakistani refugees and migrants have been stuck here for months, hoping to cross the closed EU borders with Hungary or Croatia. There are not enough government facilities but many also prefer not to apply for asylum in Serbia, and try to continue their journey to Northern Europe.

Serbia

An Afghan boy sleeps in a car park (Parkiraliste Kamenicka) close to the train station in Belgrade.

Calais, France
Calais, France

9-Year old Afghan, trying to reach the UK

Calais, France
Calais, France

Two Afghans have lunch in a makeshift restaurant

Calais, France

Calais, France

Calais, France

Afghan shop

Calais, France

NGO providing wifi internet

Calais, France

Calais, France

Calais, France
Calais, France

Makeshift restaurant

Calais, France
Calais, France

Clashes with police at night

Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France
Calais, France

Calais, France

Calais, France

Closing of the camp

Calais, France
Calais, France

An Afghan boy, closure of Calais

Calais, France

Two Afghans look in the direction of the UK

Moscow, Russia

Afghans sell goods from containers

Moscow 2017

Afghan shopping centre, many here arrived in the last decade and live and work without proper documents in Moscow.

Frankfurt, Germany

18-Year old Niazi from Kunduz province (3rd from left) waits for a tram to go to a friends house after a New Years concert.

Frankfurt, Germany

Humayoun performs during an Afghan New Year's party in Frankfurt. March 21st, 2017. Humayoun applied for asylum some years ago.

Sacramento, USA

Afghans pray outside a makeshift mosque. Most in this community used to work for the US Army or USAID and were allowed to travel with their partners and children to the US on special visas, SIVs.

Sacramento, USA

Afghan community

Sacramento, USA

Afghan community

Sacramento, USA

Afghan community

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