Athletes united in Herat to send a message to the Taliban that peace is the only path forward.
Thanks to the efforts of a local businessman, three indoor playgrounds equipped with modern equipment have opened in the city, providing a haven for families seeking refuge.
Using their writings and drawings, almost 2,000 schoolchildren gathered in Herat City and shared their dreams for peace and called on the Taliban to end the war.
Afghans who travelled to Iran for work tell harrowing stories about how their employers hooked them on drugs.
The circus aims to bring happiness to Afghan children through education, cultural activities, performances and even a juggling competition.
Amid heightened Taliban and ISIS attacks, more young men have taken to bodybuilding gyms as a mechanism to cope with stress and loss.
Extremism, terrorism and war are detrimental to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the two must fight together, say Pakistani and Afghan youth.
Young athletes from eight provinces convened to play a variety of sports and build a sense of unity.
Many families go to work in the factories as a last resort, borrowing money that they cannot repay from factory owners. Locals officials are trying to help.
Hundreds of young athletes and local residents gather to urge the UN to help bring peace to Afghanistan.