Alixandra Fazzina 2010 Nansen Refugee Award winner
LAHORE, PAKISTAN- NOVEMBER 2009
Covered in dirt, a young Afghan girl carries her baby brother back to the Sagiam Pull refugee camp after a day spent collecting garbage in the Lahore city dump.
Located on the edge of the landfill site, Afghan refugees in the makeshift camp literally live, eat and sleep on the rubbish. Children begin work at just four years of age sifting through the refuse as it arrives from where it is taken back to their homes to be sorted and sold on to recycling merchants. Earning just 300 Rupees a week, those working in the dump are often forced to survive by eating the scraps that they find.
Thirty years after the outbreak of conflict in Afghanistan, Pakistan still bears the burden of more than 3 million refugees who have nowhere to call home. All photos: © Alixandra Fazzina/NOOR
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