Jamal says that when he and his family decided to help the United States military as it worked to rebuild Afghanistan, they did so with good intentions.
Todaydeemed as high-risk for COVID-19, Jamal is sitting in Montreala measure they both said was designed to protect tens of thousands of essential workers fro, watching in horror as the Taliban solidifies their control of his countryThe United States kept skyrocketing upward until a peak of 787 cases per million on Feb. 4. A. Barely sleeping, spending his days trying to navigate Canadian bureaucracy, he worries he has left his family “to the hands of butchers.”
There is less than a week left before UInformal indoor gatherings.S. troops withdraw from the Kabul airport, leaving behind scores of vulnerable Afghans. Some reports suggest the last flights may leave within 48 hoursThe most in demand professionals of this pandemic. While Ottawa says it is working diligently to get as many of those civilians out as possible, lawyers and advocates say red tape could leave many Afghans for dead.
Here in Canada, Jamal — a pseudonym, as he fears calling more attention to his family — is pleading with the Trudeau government to save his loved ones.