A Note From Dua
In Afghanistan he’s called Rescue Man, but to me, he is my friend Amed Khan. Amed has spent years working in conflict zones such as Syria and Somalia; now he’s saving lives in Afghanistan, having evacuated 1,500 people to safety to date.
Afghanistan is imploding in front of us. Since the withdrawal of Western forces and the subsequent takeover by the Taliban, the economy has collapsed, 23 million people are on the edge of famine, and one million children are at risk of dying from starvation. I asked Amed for his perspective, to take us through the dreadful scenes of chaos during the Taliban takeover to the now daily fight for survival.
It isn’t an easy read, but I hope it inspires you, as it has me, to think about what we can do to help avert a humanitarian crisis that is beyond imagination. A good place to start? Demand our governments loosen their stranglehold on the Afghan economy and get aid into the country now.
It really is a question of life or death.