While the Afghanistan government collapsed on Sunday as the Taliban entered Kabul and assumed control of the Afghan capital, the internet remained shocked and trembled. As the world leaders expressed concerns over the scrambling issue, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Sunday broke her silence.
Stating that she was deeply worried about women, minorities and human rights advocates living in the war-torn country, 24-year-old Malala urged global, regional and local powers to provide urgent humanitarian aid and protect refugees and civilians.
We watch in complete shock as Taliban takes control of Afghanistan. I am deeply worried about women, minorities and human rights advocates. Global, regional and local powers must call for an immediate ceasefire, provide urgent humanitarian aid and protect refugees and civilians.
— Malala (@Malala) August 15, 2021
In 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former Pakistan Taliban spokesman. Malala is the co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize for her battle against suppression of children and young people and for the right to education.
The Taliban entered Kabul today and an official said President Ashraf Ghani had left the city for Tajikistan, capping the terrorists’ lightning push for power. A senior Afghan Interior Ministry official said Ghani had left for Tajikistan.