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.
Two stadiums going up in Helmand and Zabul provinces are meant to give youth a healthy alternative to drugs and extremism.
The government-run helpline advises youth on taboo topics and urges them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.