Galleries: Civilan Casualties, Afghanistan. 2012: Emergency-Afghan_2

A boy, caught in crossfire between Taliban fighters and U.S. forces, receives attention for a bullet that entered his shoulder and shattered his jaw. Due to the fighting, he was trapped in his house through the night with his terrified aunts, unable to receive treatment. Eventually in the morning, his father was able to get to him and drive him to Kabul. In total, it took nearly 17 hours for him to receive medical attention. This story is typical of many.

A boy, caught in crossfire between Taliban fighters and U.S. forces, receives attention for a bullet that entered his shoulder and shattered his jaw. Due to the fighting, he was trapped in his house through the night with his terrified aunts, unable to receive treatment. Eventually in the morning, his father was able to get to him and drive him to Kabul. In total, it took nearly 17 hours for him to receive medical attention. This story is typical of many.