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Over half a million Afghans fled their homes in the first half of 2013 under threat by the Taliban. Many live as refugees in their own country. Afghan children, of whom 40 percent are undernourished, often receive schooling outdoors, and only weather permitting -- like these pupils here in Jalalabad, near the Pakistani border. They work in a nearby brick factory.

Over half a million Afghans fled their homes in the first half of 2013 under threat by the Taliban. Many live as refugees in their own country. Afghan children, of whom 40 percent are undernourished, often receive schooling outdoors, and only weather permitting -- like these pupils here in Jalalabad, near the Pakistani border. They work in a nearby brick factory.

Afghan schoolchildren take lessons in an open classroom at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province on December 1, 2013. Afghanistan has had only rare moments of peace over the past 30 years, its education system being undermined by the Soviet invasion of 1979, a civil war in the 1990s and five years of Taliban rule. (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP / Getty Images)

Afghan schoolchildren take lessons in an open classroom at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province on December 1, 2013. Afghanistan has had only rare moments of peace over the past 30 years, its education system being undermined by the Soviet invasion of 1979, a civil war in the 1990s and five years of Taliban rule. (Noorullah Shirzada / AFP / Getty Images)

Jalalabad, Afghanistan  Children wait in line with their empty bowls to receive food donations in the city Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images, Jun 2016.

Jalalabad, Afghanistan Children wait in line with their empty bowls to receive food donations in the city Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images, Jun 2016.

Afghan student women attend a maths class under a tent at the Nangarhar University campus in Jalalabad.  Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

Afghan student women attend a maths class under a tent at the Nangarhar University campus in Jalalabad. Photograph: Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

The 24 Most Inspiring Photos of 2012 // An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccination to a boy on the second day of a vaccination campaign in the city of Jalalabad on November 20, 2012.

The 24 Most Inspiring Photos of 2012 // An Afghan health worker administers a polio vaccination to a boy on the second day of a vaccination campaign in the city of Jalalabad on November 20, 2012.

Gives you perspective...They are so beautiful. Photo of Pakistan girls in slums outside of islamaba by Muhammed Muheisen.

Gives you perspective...They are so beautiful. Photo of Pakistan girls in slums outside of islamaba by Muhammed Muheisen.

A Syrian girl holds a younger child in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Some 2 million Syrian children are in need of assistance. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC...I remember when Syria took in the Iraq refugees, now the tables are turned. When is this going to STOP!!!>>>8/2013

A Syrian girl holds a younger child in a refugee camp in northern Iraq. Some 2 million Syrian children are in need of assistance. Photo: Peter Biro/IRC...I remember when Syria took in the Iraq refugees, now the tables are turned. When is this going to STOP!!!>>>8/2013

60 of the most powerful photos ever taken that perfectly capture the human experience. Hamid Sardar captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

60 of the most powerful photos ever taken that perfectly capture the human experience. Hamid Sardar captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

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