Amina* used to work for an NGO in Kabul whereas learning at college. She was pressured to flee to Pakistan together with her household as soon as the Taliban took over. She stays trapped and fearful for her and her sisters’ future.
I at the moment reside in Pakistan with my household. Earlier than I left Afghanistan, I used to be working as a programme administrator for an NGO and I additionally studied enterprise at college. When the Taliban took over, I had no sure future. My training was not clear; my faculty was closed.
I used to be glad earlier than the Taliban took over. This semester we had been supposed to have in-person courses. We had on-line courses due to the coronavirus, however it was so troublesome as a result of we didn’t have a very good web connection. So I used to be like a baby getting ready for the first day of faculty after we obtained advised we might come again to the class. I used to be so glad and prepared to go and sit in my class and study. What adopted was worse than I might ever think about.
I by no means thought that all the pieces might vanish like that. My sister is in grade 12 and supposed to graduate highschool. However after the collapse of Kabul, we had no alternative however to depart. I don’t see any future for her. After I see her, my tears come. I can’t management them. She doesn’t have any future and as a sister I can’t do something for her.
In Kabul, I used to be all the time wandering round my room. Typically at midnight, I’d get up and consider what comes subsequent. I used to be all the time praying for God to save my siblings, to save my mother and father. We determined to depart a month in the past after we noticed the state of affairs getting worse; persons are dying in the streets and their properties, and there’s no justice. There’s no certainty and no safety. We didn’t know when or for what cause we’d be killed.
We left the nation and we got here right here [to Pakistan], however the battle is the similar. I don’t see any future for myself or for my siblings. However I’m not less than glad; I saved my life and my household’s. I utilized for the UK evacuation scheme due to my work and my [other] sister is an artist and journalist. However nonetheless we’ve got not heard something particular from them. Typically I obtain emails however as a lot as I reply, they don’t reply telling me precisely what I ought to do.
We’re simply ready right here. I want I might clarify the difficulties we undergo. We don’t have a spot to reside, all the pieces is costlier and folks reside on the road, and also you don’t know the language. My siblings don’t have any entry to faculty. It’s like being imprisoned in a home, in a room.
I want I might inform the UK authorities there’s so many different folks who are ready for a greater future or so many different folks who are displaced. I want I might present them the ache and the uncertainty. We don’t have another choices. We are able to’t return to our nation however we will’t proceed to reside right here.
*The identify has been modified for this text.