Untitled. Kabul, Afghanistan | Head On Photo Festival

Untitled. Kabul, Afghanistan

Photographer's Name: 
Andrew Quilty

January 2018. As two children bought balloons, 150km east in Jalalabad, gunmen blew up the gate of the compound housing Save the Children International, reportedly wounding passers-by, and charged the office. The Taliban denied responsibility. Earlier in January, another attack targeted foreigners at a Kabul hotel. In late 2017, the International Committee for the Red Cross,'the aid organisation often viewed as having the greatest tolerance for risk here' was forced to reduce local operations after several attacks in which staff died. Ongoing attacks will impact all humanitarian efforts as well as the millions now reliant on them.

Festival Year: 
2018