Meet Afghan refugees – Khalzarin Zirgul, 6 and Zaman, 3 months -- For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world's largest refugee communities.
Madina Juma'a, 4 – Madina Juma'a, 4 -- Associated Press chief photographer in Pakistan, Muhammed Muheisen, photographed Afghan children in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad.
laiba Hazrat, 6 – laiba Hazrat, 6 -- The award-winning photographer captured the toll the conflict had on very young Afghan refugees.
Waheed Wazir, 6 – Waheed Wazir, 6 -- "Their tough life makes them look older and react as elderly people," Muheisen told Time magazine.
Gul Bibi Shamra, 3 – Gul Bibi Shamra, 3 -- "Their innocence is right there in their eyes," Muheisen said.
Safia Mourad, 4 – Safia Mourad, 4 -- Hundreds of thousands of Afghans have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone to settle in Pakistan.
Gullakhta Nawab, 6 – Gullakhta Nawab, 6 -- Since the 2002, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.'s refugee agency.
Zarlakhta Nawab, 6 – Zarlakhta Nawab, 6 -- Nearly 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees remain in Pakistan, with another million living here illegally, the U.N. estimates.
Robina Haseeb, 5 – Robina Haseeb, 5 -- "I wanted to photograph them to show what I see every time I step in those slums," Muheisen said.
Naseebah Zarghoul, 6 – Naseebah Zarghoul, 6 -- Despite feeling alienated in Pakistan, many refugees say they wouldn't take the risk of returning to Afghanistan.
Basmina, 3 – Basmina, 3 -- Civilian casualties in Afghanistan increased by a quarter in 2013, the United Nations said.
Akhtar Babrek, 13 – Akhtar Babrek, 13 -- Nearly three-quarters of all civilian casualties in 2013 resulted from actions by anti-government groups, notably the Taliban, the U.N. report found.
Hayat Khan, 8 – Hayat Khan, 8 -- Although Pakistan renewed its program of providing protection and safety for over 1.6 million registered Afghan refugees last year, the conditions in refugees camps are not good.
Noorkhan Zahir, 6 – Noorkhan Zahir, 6 -- The UNHCR plans to continue with its voluntary repatriation program this year.
Ibraheem Rahees, 8 – Ibraheem Rahees, 8 -- Estimated 150,000 refugees should be able to return to Afghanistan this year.
Hazrat Babir , 7 – Hazrat Babir , 7 -- The exodus of Afghans from their homeland after the occupation by the Soviet Union id 1979 made history as the largest refugee crisis in the world, the U.N. says.
Abdulrahman Bahadir, 13 – Abdulrahman Bahadir, 13 -- Afghans still represent the largest group of refugees in the world, the agency says.
Allam Ahmad, 6 – Allam Ahmad, 6 -- The UN Refugee Agency estimates that in June 2013, there were 11.1 million refugees around the world.
Shahzada Saleem, 15 and Satara, two months – Shahzada Saleem, 15 and Satara, two months -- For more than three decades, Pakistan has been home to one of the world's largest refugee communities: hundreds of thousands of Afghans who have fled the repeated wars and fighting their country has undergone. Since the 2002 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, some 3.8 million Afghans have returned to their home country, according to the U.N.'s refugee agency.
Awal Gul, 12 – Awal Gul, 12 -- Most Afghan refugees fled their homes due to violence and persecution at various times since 1979.