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Afghanistan One Year On: Seven Women Share Their Hopes And Fears

It’s been 12 months since the Taliban tore through Afghanistan, displacing more than 6 million people and creating a humanitarian catastrophe.

  • Kathryn Madden
  • marie claire

In August 2021, an image of 640 people crammed into a US military cargo plane sent shock waves around the world. Video footage depicted people clinging to the sides of a moving aeroplane, desperate to flee Afghanistan as the Taliban regained power.

It had been 20 years since the militant group last ruled the country – ousted by the US-led invasion in 2001, then regaining control in 2021 during the final withdrawal of Western troops.

In the months that…

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