Boys and Girls Alone

Afghan childrens reality show

Red Cross clinic, Kabul

I’m watching Boys and Girls Alone on Channel 4. It’s about a hand picked gangle of 8 -11 year old kids, forced to live on their own in a Sussex reversion of ‘Lord of the Flies’ – but with girls, for god’s sake.

It made me laugh and occasionally made good comment on our younger generation, and their very confused parents.

But it also made me think how lucky these kids are compared with some children of the same age I met in Afghanistan. The child above has polio, and those below have had their legs blown off by landmines. 

Life's a mine field, for some.

Landmine victims, Kabul


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