Anayetullah, 18, is a growing teenager. For lunch, he helps himself to three large plates of fried rice. But as he sits on a blue plastic step stool to eat, clues emerge that Anayetullah might be different from other children. He teeters back and forth and repetitively centers his rice in a triangle with his hands before scooping up a handful to eat.
Girls May Suffer the Most
The upcoming Afghan presidential elections in October will make schools especially vulnerable. More than 60 percent of the voter registration and polling centers are schools.
In interviews conducted by the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) ahead of this year’s World Refugee Day, June 20, 2018, several Afghan refugees in Iran described difficulties accessing basic services including health care and child education.