The Lahor Bibi Fund for Afghan Women (15 images)
Two weeks before I left Afghanistan, I was confronted with a true tragedy that could have been prevented. During a visit to the same burn unit in Kabul I had photographed female victims of self-immolation a year earlier, I met a burn patient named Lahor Bibi. Lahor had been in the burn unit for 2 months fighting a life and death battle with septicaemia - blood poisoning by drug resistant bacteria. Lahor needed drugs that cost more than her husband or family could afford: $500 for two weeks...