Her Dying Son. June 2014. Nurbibi stays at the bedside of her dying son, Ghulam Hazrat, she claims the baby is 4 month old. The premature infant weighs 2.3kg and is suffering from severe malnutrition at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Boost hospital in Lashkah Gar in Helmand, Afghanistan. The baby was fed cow milk when the mother could no longer breast feed which caused severe diarrhea.
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Waiting for Care. June 2014. Razima holds her son, Malik 2 years old, waiting for medical attention at the Boost Hospital emergency room in Lashkah Gar, Afghanistan. Afghan hospitals like Boost, in the capital of war-torn Helmand province, have been registering significant increases in severe malnutrition amongst children. Countrywide, such cases have increased dramatically according to United Nations figures.