back-to-square-one: Back to Square One
by Robert Knoth
Zira Gul and Haqiqa. Haqiqa’s face has been damaged by Leischmaniasis spread by sand fleas. The disease eats deep craters into the skin. Zira Gul looks better but is actually in worse condition. She has been suffering from diarrhea and is dehydrating. The girl urgently needs medical attention, but the nearest doctor is days away and she would have to travel over the mountain passes by donkey or horse. Her mother Acha Jan is incapable of looking after her children. She is ill, has a fever and headaches.