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Afghan children sorting bricks at a brick factory in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
Investigation
24 Jan 17
Whole families live and work in brick factories, struggling to pay off impossible debts.
Armine Hambardzumyan grew up in an orphanage. She now has three children of her own. (Photo: Anna Muradyan)
27 May 16
Children raised in care homes are marginalised by society, even after they reach adulthood.
There are about 3500 homeless people in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. (Photo: Vyacheslav Oseledko)
Photo Essay
6 Apr 16
Dozens of people face freezing to death each winter.
21 Dec 15
Growing public enthusiasm not backed up by funding, especially anywhere outside Kabul.
Armenian parliamentarian Edmon Marukyan. (Photo from E. Marukyan's official web page)
28 Nov 15
Government hopes that devolving revenue collection will help curb tax evasion. It may, but only among the poor.
Some families still live in the containers provided as emergency accommodation after the 1988 earthquake. (Photo: Armine Martirosyan)
11 Nov 15
President pledges that rehousing programme in country’s second city will be complete by late 2016.
22 Oct 15
In Khost province, one community agrees to limit the price of getting married.
2 Oct 15
Obstacles remain to a scheme aimed at boosting both security and electoral transparency.
Marina Poghosyan (second from right) with members of the Chplakhyan family, whom she is defending. (Photo: Arman Gharibyan)
24 Jul 15
Borrowers typically have to sign over their homes as security for high-interest loans.
Defending Tajikistan’s border with Afghanistan presents huge challenges, not least because of the steep terrain. This river marks the frontier. (Photo: Citt/Flickr)
13 Jul 15
Government think-tank says 8,000 militants are operating in parts of Afghanistan near to the Tajik frontier.

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