An Afghan aid worker writes about life in Kandahar, one of Afghanistan’s most insecure provinces. His identity has been kept anonymous for reasons of protection.
The people of Kandahar have suffered through almost thirty years of violence and devastation. The province was destroyed during the Soviet war, with Soviet forces surrounding Kandahar city and shelling it from all sides. Even after the Soviets left, the conflict carried on between Afghans until the Taliban took over in 1994.