Afghanistan six months on from the Taliban takeover

Afghanistan six months on from the Taliban takeover

August’s adrenaline may have worn off but the harrowing memories have not faded. It’s been six months since the Talibantook Kabul, the country’s then president and his cabinet fled and thousands of people flooded the airport in panic, so desperate for a way out that several men tried to hold on to a departing plane and fell to their deaths.

Already scarred by four decades of war, Afghanistan’s rapid regime change has left a mark that will take a long time to process. As the Taliban are slowly putting their government in place, many Afghans feel lost and confused. With uncertain futures, some see little alternative but to seek a new life abroad, adding to a diaspora of more than 5 million worldwide.

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Photo by: Stefanie Glinsk


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