Scott Heidler Scott Heidler Scott Heidler’s stories Afghanistan: Giving back by going back He comes from a place called Sheen Kallay, or green village, but after fours years of drought there are only small patches of green near the southern Afghanistan hometown of Dr. Mohammad Khan Kharoti. Afghanistan: Hospital worker, staff provide lifesaving care in southern Afghanistan Abdul Qayyoum took on the role of administrator of the Mercy Corps-run Hazarjuft Hospital in the southern Afghanistan Helmand province just three months after it opened its doors in 1999. Afghanistan: “We were born from this ground and we are not leaving” KANDAHAR CITY, Afghanistan - This week the markets and bazaars of Kandahar are open and there appears to be a feeling of hope. The dusty streets are congested with motorized rickshaws, pick-up trucks and old Russian made four-wheelers. Afghanistan: Refugee mom: 'We came here to save our lives' QUETTA, Pakistan - Taghnesa, 40, fled her village in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz nearly three months ago when the fighting between Northern Alliance troops and the Taliban escalated.