New treatment clinic promised for Zabul, but underlying causes run much deeper.
By Niaz Mohammad Ziarmal, Abdol Qayum Ajez - Afghanistan
ARR Issue 456, 22 May 13
Tall and black-bearded, Mohammad Hashem still has a youthful look that belies the trouble he is in.
When IWPR’s correspondent in the southern Afghan province of Zabul found him, he was sprawled in a heap of trash, barely able to open his eyes.
“Give me money or food; I’m hungry,” he said.