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Children on the edge of life: Afghanistan's innocent victims

Stark images highlight the youngest casualties of the crisis

Harija, 6, lives with her parents and five siblings in a tiny two-room house made of compacted earth in a remote desert community in Jawzjan, northern Afghanistan. Her family cannot afford enough food and survives on just bread.

Afghanistan's growing humanitarian crisis is having its most severe impact on children. Jim Huylebroek, a Belgian freelance photographer, recently traveled across the country documenting their plight for the charity Save the Children as Afghanistan marked six months since the Taliban took control.

His images are a powerful reminder of the grim reality for families across the country, the daily struggle to survive the winter and the millions of young lives now at risk.

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