The human value of Britain’s withdrawal from Afghanistan can be felt by those that have been eligible to return to the UK however didn’t make it on to flights out of Kabul.
It’s unclear precisely what number of eligible folks stay, however amongst them are the household of a person referred to as Mohammad, whose title has been modified to guard his identification.
He’s initially from Afghanistan however is now a British citizen after fleeing the Taliban greater than 20 years in the past and resettling within the UK.
His three kids, who’re British nationals, are caught in Kabul, together with Mohammad’s spouse and mom. He says his kids “have to be within the UK” and that they’ve “the identical rights as different children within the UK however no one is concerned about them”.
His household reside within the north of the nation and earlier than this month’s Taliban takeover Mohammad cut up his time between Afghanistan and the UK, as he does enterprise in each nations.
His spouse, three younger kids, and aged mom, made the journey to Kabul to attempt to make it on to an evacuation flight.
They acquired an electronic mail from the Overseas and Commonwealth Growth Workplace (FCDO) telling them to go to a protected home close to the airport to be processed. After spending three days within the airport scrum, they acquired one other electronic mail from the federal government telling them to depart the world due to the danger of a terror assault.
Since then, says Mohammad, they’ve been unable to get solutions about how, when or whether or not they are going to be evacuated to the UK. He has been unable to convey himself to talk to his kids for 2 days as a result of, he says: “I can not reply their questions. My daughter is asking me ‘daddy, what are you doing?’ The flights are going to be closed and we can be left behind.”
In an announcement on Saturday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned “Though our quick withdrawal from Afghanistan has now concluded, the UK will proceed to supply assist to any remaining British nationals and Afghans who’ve supported us and who we weren’t in a position to evacuate during the last fortnight.”