Afghanistan: the wounds you haven’t heard about for 10 years

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Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of conflict in Afghanistan. The milestone is rightly punctuated by the deaths of many soldiers and other combatants, but for some, is it is a reminder of the forgotten effects of the fighting.

Injuries, both mental and physical, continue to have their lasting effects on everyone involved in the war – including cilvilians. This is a fact often overlooked in mainstream media and therefore public discourse, but the 10th anniversary of the fighting could bring it back into view.

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Thursday, October 6 2011
Produced By Nicholas Pipe
Featured in storyDr Sue Wareham, Vice President of the Medical Association for Prevention of WarDr Peter Wigg, psychologist at Médecins Sans FrontièresSaid Dileri, Afghani refugee and non-government organisation worker
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