Ashraf (left) goes to school and works in the early mornings and after school as a shoe-shine boy in Kabul. His older brother was killed in during a war. He lives in his cousin's house with his mother and father.Are you more scared now or were you more scared before 9/11? Answer:
I am more scared now. Before, under the Taliban, things were very safe here. There was no stealing and no murders. Now, bombs are going off in our city all the time and there is still lots of shooting and firing. We also don't have anywhere to live now. When all the refugees came back to Kabul they kicked us out of our apartment and raised the rent. For now, I am staying with relatives.
Ashraf H., 8, Kabul