Mother Climate, We marched for You in Afghanistan!

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 02 Only Mothers notice us, children and youth from different Afghan ethnic groups

Only Mothers notice us, children and youth from different Afghan ethnic groups

Photo by Dr Hakim

 03 Next to a trashed and dehydrated Kabul River tributary

Next to a trashed and dehydrated Kabul River tributary

Photo by Zarghuna

 

Mother Earth and Nature,

like our own mothers,

You seem to be the only Ones who notice us,

who care for us,

who don’t sit in posh offices while we go hungry,

and who don’t drop bombs on us

while acting big and pretending to do good.

 

From scientific facts,

You’re suffering from our adult addictions.

For that,

on the one day of the week we can rest from work on the streets,

next to a Kabul River tributary

which we humans have trashed and dehydrated,

we marched for You.

 

With love,

#Earth! GEN ( Green, Equal, Nonviolent )

Borderfree Afghan Street Kids and Afghan Peace Volunteers

Friday, 28th March, 2017, Kabul, Afghanistan

 04 No mainstream media wants to photograph Kabul River

No mainstream media wants to photograph Kabul River

Photo by Dr Hakim

 05 A drug addict living on the river trash bed

Nor ‘see’ the drug addicts living on the river trash bed

Photo by Dr Hakim

 06 We are small but small is beautiful

We are small but small is beautiful

Photo by Dr Hakim

 07 We're the bridge to the future

We’re the bridge to the future

Photo by Dr Hakim

 08 The world can ignore us but they cannot ignore climate change

The world can ignore us but they cannot ignore climate change

Photo by Zarghuna

 

After-note

The Dari slogan on the banner says:

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“Mohabat ba muhit, mohabat ba maadar ast.”

“Love for the environment is love for Mother.”

 09 Qasim with a signage he prepared

Qasim with a signage he had prepared for the March

Photo by Dr Hakim

Qasim, Afghan Peace Volunteer and volunteer street kid teacher who organized the March, tried to interest a local media company to cover the event, but was told that ‘such events don’t fall within our company policy’. Qasim’s mother passed away two years ago. He had this to say to his mother,

“Mother, how I wish you were here today to see what I’m doing.”

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