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The children of Helmand

June 28, 2011

Whenever our Combat Camera Teams are deployed to record stories, events or operations, there are always opportunities to capture images of villagers as they go about their daily life.

As the security situation strengthens day by day, the Helmandi locals become happier for their children to go about their daily routine and to engage with the ISAF troops they meet.

Like children the world over, they are cheeky and inquisitive and are always intrigued by a soldier with a camera, so we thought it was about time that we share some of these images with you. Click on any of the images below to view the full set on our Flickr page.




6 Comments leave one →
  1. neil permalink
    June 28, 2011 21:04

    I feel so sorry for the kids,thay have taken away their childhood.This i may add is not our fault.Their Goverment,do not respect anyone.Not even their own kids.Thay will anwser for this.The kids are not to blame…..

    • sardar ob permalink
      July 2, 2011 00:35

      @neil,
      as long nato support karazai, they support taliban and their inhuman rituals, it’s not these kids fault if in the future in search for food they join the satan.
      the mystery will be: who to blame

  2. June 29, 2011 14:51

    the childrens innocent has gone and they hve nothing to look forward to, just look at their faces when the british soldiers come and hand out sweets or chocolate, not a lot but its their faces, their smiles and laughing.

  3. sam west permalink
    June 30, 2011 05:44

    The Soviets were worse than brutal to the Afghani’s and these children will remember the kind and honorable way our soldiers have behaved and some will aspire to to be the same way. That is hope, and it is a bit of good each time one of our military members behaves in a positive way.

    • June 30, 2011 13:26

      Yes hope is a good thing to have but history shows that what ever is done that is NOT good to a person , they will find a way to do the same NOT good things to someone else . No matter how much support and help they receive. I also have hope- that the world is a very changing place and that things will turn out well for all abused sections of our world (and there are many).

  4. June 30, 2011 16:52

    Beautiful photos, great to see them on this blog.
    Afghan Appeal Fund is still going strong – currently beginning our 8th school in Afghanistan – http://www.afghanappealfund.org.uk – giving these children an opportunity to learn is vital for a brighter future in Afghanistan.

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