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The withdrawal of aid workers, Taliban regime, and severe drought created humanitarian crisis at Maslakh, Afghanistan, suddenly home for 200,000 displaced persons. The 1,200 hundred daily arrivals discovered scant provisions. Each day began with the discovery of those persons who had succumbed to cold and illness. The first order of every morning was to bury the dead.

At the Maslakh refugee camp west of Herat, Afghanistan a young refugee girl peers from a truckload of human cargo upon arrival. Jon Naso/Star-Ledger

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