Photographs by Ilkka Uimonen.
Afghanistan, Survival
in the Mountains
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Leprosy (above) is common in Kohi Birjn and medical help does not reach those falling ill. Afghanistan is the only region in the world where people suffer from untreated leprosy. The people in Kohi Birjn also suffer and die from many easily curable diseases as no medicines are available.

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