Reportage: Pakistan I: Post 9/11: Post 9/11 Pakistan

Afghan refugee children collecting paper, plastic and bits of metal to sell at garbage depots for a couple of rupees per kilo. Most long term Afghan refugee families in Pakistan rely on traditional crafts and trading to survive.  Entire families must work, including the children, to get by. The majority of children go to school and work, however the poorest families need their children to work full time depriving them of an education.Quetta, Pakistan. Photo © J.B. Russell
Post 9/11 Pakistan, October 2001

Afghan refugee children collecting paper, plastic and bits of metal to sell at garbage depots for a couple of rupees per kilo. Most long term Afghan refugee families in Pakistan rely on traditional crafts and trading to survive. Entire families must work, including the children, to get by. The majority of children go to school and work, however the poorest families need their children to work full time depriving them of an education. 

Quetta, Pakistan.  

Photo © J.B. Russell