A 'bitter' childhood

Updated On Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST
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An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province looks out from a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province looks out from a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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Internally displaced Afghan children from Helmand province sit inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

Internally displaced Afghan children from Helmand province sit inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province holds her brother as she and another girl stand outside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province holds her brother as she and another girl stand outside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan child from Helmand province is pictured inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan child from Helmand province is pictured inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province inside a mud shelter for the displaced looks out the window at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province inside a mud shelter for the displaced looks out the window at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province outside a mud shelter for the displaced is reflected in the window as another girl looks out at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province outside a mud shelter for the displaced is reflected in the window as another girl looks out at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province is pictured outside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province is pictured outside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan child from Helmand province poses for a picture inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan child from Helmand province poses for a picture inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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The feet of an internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province are pictured outside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

The feet of an internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province are pictured outside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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Internally displaced Afghans from Helmand province gather around a heater inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

Internally displaced Afghans from Helmand province gather around a heater inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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Internally displaced Afghan boys from Helmand province stand outside mud shelters for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

Internally displaced Afghan boys from Helmand province stand outside mud shelters for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province is pictured inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai
Updated on Feb 08, 2012 12:57 PM IST

An internally displaced Afghan girl from Helmand province is pictured inside a mud shelter for the displaced at the Charhi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul. Fleeing NATO bombardment and Taliban intimidation, thousands of Afghans in refugee camps in the capital Kabul face a new enemy: an unusually bitter winter that is killing their children. AFP Photo/ Shah Marai

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