Stories from Afghan evacuees - Refugee Council

Stories from Afghan evacuees

In August 2021 in Afghanistan, people's plans had to change dramatically when the Taliban took control of the country, uprooting thousands of lives within a few days.

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Those who have traveled to the UK continue to face challenges, with many living in limbo in hotels and split from their families. Read the stories of some of these individuals below.

Zahra's story

Zahra is a journalist and women’s rights activist from Afghanistan who had to escape from Kabul to the UK in August 2021.

A year later, Zahra enrolled in an online journalism course and attends English language classes, but she hopes to study for a master’s degree and revive her career. She has written about her experience, which you can read here.

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Zahra's story

Zahra, an Afghan journalist and women’s rights activist, shares the story of her journey to the UK after it became too dangerous for her to stay in Afghanistan.

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