The hijab is a powerful symbol and one that is easily weaponized.
The State Department says it’s processing visas at a reasonable speed, but tens of thousands of Afghans are stuck in a dangerous limbo.
Although Wazir had taken great risks and saved American lives, his own escape from Afghanistan owed nothing to the U.S. government.
Hunger, the attack on women’s rights and a crisis in the banking sector are just some of the issues Afghans have faced since the Taliban marched over Kabul.
Inside Afghanistan, millions are going hungry. Outside, those forced to flee last year are navigating a different set of challenges, as they readjust to their new lives as refugees.