International Medical Corps

Afghanistan, November 2009

As winter sets in to Afghanistan, thousands of Afghan Refugees who were forced to return from camps in Pakistan last year, face months of freezing temperatures with little to protect them. The International Medical Corps (IMC) with whom I traveled to Jalalabad with are offering free medical care, and for many this is the only support they receive.

The IMC have also been offering a free vaccination service as the majority of returnees have never received basic vaccines.

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  • A young woman listens to a Health education talk at Woch Tangai Health Center. Kate Holt.
  • Noorbibi poses for a photograph with one of her daughters outside her shelter. Kate Holt.
  • Kochay Serba poses for a photograph outside her shelter that her family have been living in. Kate Holt.
  • Kochay Serba poses for a photograph outside her shelter that her family have been living in. Kate Holt.
  • Women and a baby pose for a photograph in Woch Tangai camp for returnee refugees. Kate Holt.
  • Children play on a hill in Woch Tangai camp for returnee refugees, in Jalalabad Afghanistan. Kate Holt.
  • A young woman listens to a Health education talk at Woch Tangai Health Centre. Kate Holt.
  • A young woman holds her first born baby that she has taken for a checkup at Woch Tangai Health Centre. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl receives a polio vaccination as part of a 3 day nation wide vaccination campaign. Kate Holt.
  • Salgi Azizi gives a health education talk about the importance of vaccinating their children. Kate Holt.
  • Gulmana waits with her granddaughter and other women and their children to see at doctor. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy has his chest examined by a doctor at Woch Tangai Health Centre. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl waits with her mother to receive a polio vaccination. Kate Holt.
  • Women wait with their children to be vaccinated as part of a 3 day nation wide vaccination campaign. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl receives a polio vaccination as part of a 3 day nation wide vaccination campaign. Kate Holt.
  • A 15 year old girl receives a tetanus injection prior to getting married. Kate Holt.
  • Women and their children wait to see a midwife at Woch Tangai Health Center. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy waits with his mother who is attending a talk on the importance of vaccination. Kate Holt.
  • The family of Sulaman and Gulmana stand in their home that they have built. Kate Holt.
  • Gulaman cooks a meal for her family of 20 people with her niece standing behind at their make shift house. Kate Holt.
  • Gulaman cooks a meal for her family of 20 people at their make shift house. Kate Holt.
  • A young girl and her baby brother stand next to their families latrine. Kate Holt.
  • A young boy stands outside of his family's make shift house that they have lived in for a year. Kate Holt.
  • The neice of Sedamin poses for a photograph in her family's tent that is their home. Kate Holt.
  • Gulmana's daughter holds her baby at their family's shelter in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Kate Holt.