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“The Taliban are looking for us,” “Please help us.” Voices from forgotten Afghanistan

Follow Favorite The rain—thin and stinging, the kind that bothers you—has just gone away. The Uglio River collapses more than usual in a strangely deserted town. Who can, on this Sunday morning, stay indoors, enjoying the heat, and above all the dryness. On the other hand, the bravest are racing down the road to Mount Colmo or watching the Husqvarna Enduro Cup.

We are walking in the middle of Idolo we meet a piece of Afghanistan that has been forced to leave. Hurry up, give up hopes and even some savings, just to save the skin. This is the Adeeb family: Abdullah, who worked extensively with the Italians at Camp Arena in Herat. Angela, who was part of a logistics company that helped not only our country, but also many NATO partners; Mumtaz who studied computer science and finally Najla, who dreams of becoming a doctor.

Their saga lasted nine months. It all started on August 15th, with progress Taliban towards Kabul. The stampede of the local army (the suspicion of the Afghan special forces is that there was an unspeakable agreement between the army and the “students”) and the abandonment of the country by Western partners, drowned out those who remained for years. Help our armies. Many managed to catch the plane, throwing themselves into the crowdKabul Airport. But hundreds of families remained on foot at the mercy of the Taliban. Among them is the Adib family. In September, he began to get busy sending names and documents to the Ministry of Defense. The Hide agrees to it. The ball passes to the Ministry of the Interior, which must carry out the necessary checks. In August, the rules were different: it was enough to have any document proving work with our armed forces to board a plane to our country. But today there is no longer an emergency checkupsThat prolong times, is a must. In the last decade of January, the defense contacted Adeeb’s family and told them to move to Iran: “While we were there, the Taliban went to our grandmother and aunt to ask where we were. Fortunately we had already escaped,” Mumtaz says as her eyes grow with tears. The Adib family gets OpinionThen silence. Four months will pass before departure. The moment of departure is anxiety mixed with joy. Najla records a video and decides to reinterpret it as a background Italian by Toto Cutugno.

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Thus, Adib’s family came from Herat to Edolo Logistics Baseled by the presenter now Antonio Cardillo. This structure was one of the main centers that welcomed Afghans last August and until today is on the front line, hosting about a hundred refugees. “We’ve been busy since last August – says the mayor Luca Massnery – My fellow citizens immediately set out to welcome Afghans, not only for their basic needs, but also to try to give them a future.” This is one of the points that has not been clarified so far, especially by the Ministry of Interior: After two years of supporting Afghan families, what will become of them? Mayor Masneri “It is necessary to have his own vision, not to think only of tomorrow. These are the people who often have delicate skills, can and should find a job, but sometimes bureaucracy complicates everything.”

today, with Ukrainian crisis Stronger and stronger, we forget Afghanistan. There, under the yoke of the Taliban, hundreds of people remained. Little by little they arrive in Italy. But many fear that they have been forgotten. Like Naveed, who proudly practices the diplomas he holds from the Italian Army and Boy: “With great esteem and friendship,” we read. The young Afghan asks: “But what happened to respect and friendship?” Months passed and the defense disappeared. What happened to the people you helped while they were here? The master is more desperate. He tried them all, and also entrusted his story to Striscia la Notizia. But it didn’t help. From 2008 to 2013 I collaborated with the Italian army, then I was a captain in the Afghan armed forces until the Taliban arrived. They’re after me and I don’t know What do I do anymore. The Ministry of Defense promised to take me to Italy, but I stayed in Iran for months and was forced to collect rubbish for one euro a day to feed my family. I don’t accuse anyone, but I ask someone to help me,” Syed writes without consolation. within Interpreters The left, and perhaps those most at risk, are now gripped by despondency: “I think that Italy has abandoned us and that we no longer have the possibility to leave this country.”

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It’s hard to know what’s really going on and what the defense plans are. But hope, today, no longer lives in Afghanistan.

Harold Manning

"Infuriatingly humble social media ninja. Devoted travel junkie. Student. Avid internet lover."

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