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The dawn of a new year is the dawn of new beginnings for many. But for thousands of Afghan refugee students, Pakistan's deportation policy is making sure the sun sets on their futures.
When their worlds ended at the hands of the Taliban, Mahnaz and Aafia travelled to Pakistan where they found new life through art. Faced with deportation, they cannot bear to imagine parting with their paint brushes.
Quetta's Qadirabad village is host to 40,000 Afghan refugees. Their children, who since 2009 have been studying in the village’s sole open-air volunteer school, now face uncertainty as the caretaker government pushes for deportation.