Afghans will need our help long after the airlift

Of all the moving images of the Afghan airlift, one stood out. Dressed in yellow, a little girl skips high into the air as she and her family make their way across the runway shortly after arriving in Belgium. It’s an image full of relief, joy, and gratitude.

An Afghan refugee girl I met in the Khyber Pakhtunkwa province of Pakistan in 2018. Pakistan hosts the highest number of Afghan refugees, followed by Iran.

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