Life with microcephaly in wartorn Afghanistan – in pictures

Life with microcephaly in wartorn Afghanistan – in pictures

In an impoverished country where support is limited at best, people with disabilities must look to their families for help. Mahgul, 69, is the sole carer for her four siblings, who suffer from microcephaly – a birth defect that prevents the skull from growing. The condition is so rare in Afghanistan that there is no specialist treatment available

Text and photographs by Tahmina Saleem

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