Abandoned in Afghanistan: USAID employee cites 'moral obligation' of America (Part 1)
In their own words on Pres. Biden's withdrawal and the Taliban
This is part one in a series about a father in Afghanistan who worked at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul but was left behind after the hasty withdrawal in August 2021. The link to part two is at the end.
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Note to Readers: My “Abandoned in Afghanistan” series is a way to hear directly from the people the U.S. left behind when we evacuated on Aug. 30. Everything you read is intended to be made public. We email or text multiple times to be sure that these stories don’t put them in more danger. I edit for length and clarity.
Dear Ms. Emily,
Trust you are well.
I have been working with USAID for 2.6 years faithfully and paid a high cost for being USG contributor in a way the Taliban have taken my family members hostage several times and tried to hunt me during the working period by implanting IEDs on way home where I was rescued but my brother-in-law was hit and lost his legs.
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In very short, we have been left behind while thousands of ordinary people and shopkeepers who have never been at risk and nor helped USG.
Since the Taliban takeover, we ( my wife and son) and I escaped from our home to a neighboring Province by leaving everything behind to reduce risk of hunting and hiding ourselves in a basement.
So, we are experiencing the toughest days of our lives with having no proper foods, medicine, cloth and uncertain and dire destiny. This is what we received from USG in lieu of our Faithful services.
Do we deserve this?
Please raise our voice for the American people if USG doesn't hear us and ignore us.
It is a moral obligation for all of the American people not to forget their allies on bad days.
SIV applicant- former USG Allies.
READ PART TWO OF HIS STORY AT THIS LINK: Newborn in a Basement: Father Beaten by Taliban for Working at USAID in Afghanistan
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