PAKISTAN. Outskirts of Islamabad. March 29, 2014. Afghan refugee Basmeenah Hassan, 26, a mother of 3 children, holds her daughter Zara, 3 months, in her makeshift kitchen at her mud house in a slum. Hassan and her husband left their hometown of Laghman in Afghanistan seeking refuge in Pakistan eight years ago. “I want my children to be safe – that’s why we left our homes in Afghanistan, to see them growing in front of our eyes.”

Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP Images for TIME

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