The US has been accused of accelerating the collapse of Afghanistan with a hasty troop withdrawal that resulted in the fall of the Ashraf Ghani government and a swift surge of the Taliban, which has gained control of the country.
Hollywood actress and special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie has made her Instagram debut, dedicating her first post to a teenage girl from Afghanistan, where the Taliban* movement seized power on 15 August.
She posted a photo of a handwritten letter, in which the girl tells how her life has changed over these days and asks for help.
Jolie called on all those who are not indifferent to provide support and assistance to the people of Afghanistan.
She also appeared to criticise the US government, which has widely been blamed for the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan due to their hasty troop withdrawal after nearly 20 years of war, for a “failure almost impossible to understand”.
“To spend so much time and money, to have blood shed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand. Watching for decades how Afghan refugees – some of the most capable people in the world – are treated like a burden is also sickening. Knowing that if they had the tools and respect, how much they would do for themselves. And meeting so many women and girls who not only wanted an education, but fought for it. Like others who are…