Ronald Dizon served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan from 1971-1973. During his time abroad, he worked with Operation Help—a joint project between the US Peace Corps and USAID. The project fed the Afghan people who suffered from starvation, disease, and destitution worsened by a severe two-year drought.
Dizon created a photo essay about the project for the Afghan Government. The images capture the effects of drought on the lives of people. Not only informative, the images are simply fascinating.
Additional images from the project are located in the collection. The collection also includes a letter from the Afghan Government noting the importance of Dizon’s contribution to Operation Help in Afghanistan.