Afghanistan, Kabul
Afghanistan, Kabul

Mourners visit freshly-dug graves on the outskirts of Kabul after two explosions targeted a demonstration, killing at least 80 people.

Afghanistan, Herat
Afghanistan, Herat

43-Year-old Sharif Udin listens from a tree to a police commander calling out names of new passports.

Afghanistan, Nimruz
Afghanistan, Nimruz

Gulbadeen was injured by a landmine when he was in a truck trying to cross the border to Pakistan.

Afghanistan, Nimruz
Afghanistan, Nimruz

Afghans ride in a truck with people smugglers in Nimruz. They are trying to cross into Pakistan’s Baluchistan before entering Iran.

Turkey, Istanbul
Turkey, Istanbul

Mohibullah from Kunar works as a shoe polisher in Istanbul.

Turkey, Istanbul
Turkey, Istanbul

Afghan men watch each other wrestle in Istanbul. Many live here waiting for a chance to travel further to the European Union.

Turkey, Istanbul
Turkey, Istanbul

A man collects recyclable garbage in the streets of Istanbul's Zeytinburnu district. Afghans mainly carry out this work here.

Greece
Greece

Refugees prepare their iftar meal in a camp on the island Chios.  

Greece
Greece

The grave of a small Afghan child sits on a hillside on the island of Chios. He died when his family crossed by boat from Turkey.

Greece
Greece

Afghan teenager Mortaza swims in the sea off the island of Lesbos. He is waiting for the Greek government to decide on his asylum request.

Greece, Idomeni
Greece, Idomeni

Afghan refugee Khalid sleeps on the bank of a road next to a petrol station and Hotel Hara, close to the Macedonian border. He spent one week in Idomeni and tried to cross the border there but was stopped by Macedonian police. He is from Nangarhar province, where he says ISIS is on the rise. He is hoping to make it to northern Europe.

Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade

An Afghan man feeds pigeons while Afghans and Pakistanis line up for food handouts near the train station in Belgrade.

Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade

8-Year old Ebrahim from Nangarhar province eats a meal that volunteers hand out once a day.

Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade

Fellow Afghans try to wash "comando" who they say lost his mind after being tortured with electric shocks by Croatian border police.

Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade

Afghan men sleep in below zero temperatures. There are not enough government facilities but most refugees don’t want to apply for asylum here.

Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade

Afghan and Pakistani men sit by a fire to get warm in a derelict warehouse behind Belgrade’s train station – most have been here for many months.

Serbia, Subotica
Serbia, Subotica

A group of Afghan and Pakistani men warm themselves near the border with Hungary, before trying to cross the border at night.

France, Calais
France, Calais

An Afghan man rides a bicycle in "The Jungle" refugee camp near the port of Calais.

France, Calais
France, Calais

Imran Khan, an 8-year-old refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan plays pool in "The Jungle".

France, Calais
France, Calais

An Afghan refugee is escorted out of the camp in Calais by French police officers on the day the camp is closed.  

France, Calais
France, Calais

An Afghan refugee stands with his belongings by his tent, now set on fire after police tried to close the illegal camp.

Afghanistan, Kabul
Afghanistan, Kabul

Many brokers at Sarai Shahzada, a currency market in downtown Kabul, are part of a money-transfer system known as hawala, which is often used in the refugee-smuggling business.

Indonesia, Bogor
Indonesia, Bogor

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are on a bus back to their safe houses in Jakarta after police stopped them from reaching a boat.

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean

On the last hours of the journey the Australian Navy escorted the boat to the coast. The refugees will be sent to detention centres in other countries.   

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean

Fifty-seven asylum seekers, all Iranian but one Afghan man from Kunduz Afghanistan, and two Indonesian crew members during a three-day trip with destination the Australian territory of Christmas Island.

Afghanistan, Daykundi
Afghanistan, Daykundi

The Australian government has put up billboards and TV campaigns in Afghanistan to dissuade Afghans from travelling there.

Germany, Berlin
Germany, Berlin

Refugees staying in the Tempelhof refugee shelter, half of the 500 are from Afghanistan.

Germany, Berlin
Germany, Berlin

Afghan refugee Mortaza from Samargand stands on the back of a bicycle while Mustafa from Badakhshan province rides it.

Germany, Frankfurt
Germany, Frankfurt

Afghans celebrate the Afghan New Year by listening and dancing to a performance by Hamayoun Angar (left), an Afghan singer who came to Europe as a refugee a couple of years ago.

UK, London
UK, London

Nazir from Afghanistan's Baglan province works on a fruit and vegetable stand in northern London's Burnt Oak area.

UK, London
UK, London

Gurmeet Kaur and her husband Pritpal Singh with their 4-year-old daughter in their house in Southall. They both left their native Kabul during the civil war in the early 1990s. Pritpal has made two documentaries about Afghanistan’s shrinking Sikh community (YouTube: TheDutchSikh), to which they belong.

USA, Sacramento
USA, Sacramento

Afghans gather to pray and celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan in a party centre behind the Masjid Abu Haneefa Mosque.

Russia Moscow
Russia Moscow

Afghan children receive Dari and Pashtu lessons from the non-governmental Center of Afghan Diasporas in the Sevastopol shopping centre.

Russia, Moscow
Russia, Moscow

PhD student Masuma walks in Moscow's Gorky Park. After receiving threats for working with foreigners and the election commission in her hometown of Herat, she decided to leave Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, Torkham
Afghanistan, Torkham

Returning to Afghanistan after 31 years in Pakistan, the family of Sabruddin just crossed the border at Torkham.

Afghanistan, Kabul
Afghanistan, Kabul

Farsid is back in Afghanistan after his asylum claim in The Netherlands was rejected.

Afghanistan, Kabul
Afghanistan, Herat
Afghanistan, Nimruz
Afghanistan, Nimruz
Turkey, Istanbul
Turkey, Istanbul
Turkey, Istanbul
Greece
Greece
Greece
Greece, Idomeni
Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Belgrade
Serbia, Subotica
France, Calais
France, Calais
France, Calais
France, Calais
Afghanistan, Kabul
Indonesia, Bogor
Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
Afghanistan, Daykundi
Germany, Berlin
Germany, Berlin
Germany, Frankfurt
UK, London
UK, London
USA, Sacramento
Russia Moscow
Russia, Moscow
Afghanistan, Torkham
Afghanistan, Kabul
Afghanistan, Kabul

Mourners visit freshly-dug graves on the outskirts of Kabul after two explosions targeted a demonstration, killing at least 80 people.

Afghanistan, Herat

43-Year-old Sharif Udin listens from a tree to a police commander calling out names of new passports.

Afghanistan, Nimruz

Gulbadeen was injured by a landmine when he was in a truck trying to cross the border to Pakistan.

Afghanistan, Nimruz

Afghans ride in a truck with people smugglers in Nimruz. They are trying to cross into Pakistan’s Baluchistan before entering Iran.

Turkey, Istanbul

Mohibullah from Kunar works as a shoe polisher in Istanbul.

Turkey, Istanbul

Afghan men watch each other wrestle in Istanbul. Many live here waiting for a chance to travel further to the European Union.

Turkey, Istanbul

A man collects recyclable garbage in the streets of Istanbul's Zeytinburnu district. Afghans mainly carry out this work here.

Greece

Refugees prepare their iftar meal in a camp on the island Chios.  

Greece

The grave of a small Afghan child sits on a hillside on the island of Chios. He died when his family crossed by boat from Turkey.

Greece

Afghan teenager Mortaza swims in the sea off the island of Lesbos. He is waiting for the Greek government to decide on his asylum request.

Greece, Idomeni

Afghan refugee Khalid sleeps on the bank of a road next to a petrol station and Hotel Hara, close to the Macedonian border. He spent one week in Idomeni and tried to cross the border there but was stopped by Macedonian police. He is from Nangarhar province, where he says ISIS is on the rise. He is hoping to make it to northern Europe.

Serbia, Belgrade

An Afghan man feeds pigeons while Afghans and Pakistanis line up for food handouts near the train station in Belgrade.

Serbia, Belgrade

8-Year old Ebrahim from Nangarhar province eats a meal that volunteers hand out once a day.

Serbia, Belgrade

Fellow Afghans try to wash "comando" who they say lost his mind after being tortured with electric shocks by Croatian border police.

Serbia, Belgrade

Afghan men sleep in below zero temperatures. There are not enough government facilities but most refugees don’t want to apply for asylum here.

Serbia, Belgrade

Afghan and Pakistani men sit by a fire to get warm in a derelict warehouse behind Belgrade’s train station – most have been here for many months.

Serbia, Subotica

A group of Afghan and Pakistani men warm themselves near the border with Hungary, before trying to cross the border at night.

France, Calais

An Afghan man rides a bicycle in "The Jungle" refugee camp near the port of Calais.

France, Calais

Imran Khan, an 8-year-old refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan plays pool in "The Jungle".

France, Calais

An Afghan refugee is escorted out of the camp in Calais by French police officers on the day the camp is closed.  

France, Calais

An Afghan refugee stands with his belongings by his tent, now set on fire after police tried to close the illegal camp.

Afghanistan, Kabul

Many brokers at Sarai Shahzada, a currency market in downtown Kabul, are part of a money-transfer system known as hawala, which is often used in the refugee-smuggling business.

Indonesia, Bogor

Asylum seekers from Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are on a bus back to their safe houses in Jakarta after police stopped them from reaching a boat.

Indian Ocean

On the last hours of the journey the Australian Navy escorted the boat to the coast. The refugees will be sent to detention centres in other countries.   

Indian Ocean

Fifty-seven asylum seekers, all Iranian but one Afghan man from Kunduz Afghanistan, and two Indonesian crew members during a three-day trip with destination the Australian territory of Christmas Island.

Afghanistan, Daykundi

The Australian government has put up billboards and TV campaigns in Afghanistan to dissuade Afghans from travelling there.

Germany, Berlin

Refugees staying in the Tempelhof refugee shelter, half of the 500 are from Afghanistan.

Germany, Berlin

Afghan refugee Mortaza from Samargand stands on the back of a bicycle while Mustafa from Badakhshan province rides it.

Germany, Frankfurt

Afghans celebrate the Afghan New Year by listening and dancing to a performance by Hamayoun Angar (left), an Afghan singer who came to Europe as a refugee a couple of years ago.

UK, London

Nazir from Afghanistan's Baglan province works on a fruit and vegetable stand in northern London's Burnt Oak area.

UK, London

Gurmeet Kaur and her husband Pritpal Singh with their 4-year-old daughter in their house in Southall. They both left their native Kabul during the civil war in the early 1990s. Pritpal has made two documentaries about Afghanistan’s shrinking Sikh community (YouTube: TheDutchSikh), to which they belong.

USA, Sacramento

Afghans gather to pray and celebrate Eid-al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan in a party centre behind the Masjid Abu Haneefa Mosque.

Russia Moscow

Afghan children receive Dari and Pashtu lessons from the non-governmental Center of Afghan Diasporas in the Sevastopol shopping centre.

Russia, Moscow

PhD student Masuma walks in Moscow's Gorky Park. After receiving threats for working with foreigners and the election commission in her hometown of Herat, she decided to leave Afghanistan.

Afghanistan, Torkham

Returning to Afghanistan after 31 years in Pakistan, the family of Sabruddin just crossed the border at Torkham.

Afghanistan, Kabul

Farsid is back in Afghanistan after his asylum claim in The Netherlands was rejected.

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