Forgotten Afghanistan - Abdul Aziz

PhotographerGloriann Liu
Entry Description

Abdul Aziz lost his right leg when he was hit by shrapnel from a rocket in 1996, near the end of the Afghanistan Civil War. In the bombing, two brothers also were injured and his father was killed. He was only able to complete the sixth grade because after he was injured, the Taliban was fighting to take over control of the government in Afghanistan, and it was difficult to make his way to the the nearest school. Abdul Aziz lives with his extended family in the Da Afghanan Area of downtown Kabul.