'What will happen to me?' An uncertain future awaits the Afghans who fled

The day after Kabul fell, he said, he arrived at his usual position at the airport, which looked like a ghost town: security forces and a...


The day after Kabul fell, he said, he arrived at his usual position at the airport, which looked like a ghost town: security forces and airline crews had all abandoned their posts. At noon, chaos gripped the tarmac as people flooded the airport.

Gul joined the frenzy, hopping on four commercial planes – all immobilized by the chaos – before making their way on an American evacuation flight. Even when the Americans turned off the air conditioning and told everyone the plane had broken down, no one moved.

Now, settling into life at As Sayliyah camp, he said the quick decision to leave weighed on him. His wife and three children under 6 remain in Kabul.

“At night I can’t sleep,” he said. “I was a member of the security forces, what if my family was targeted? Who feeds them?

He added: “I am alone here, and they are in Afghanistan, where the situation is terrible. “

No one knows how long Gul and others will have to wait for screening at the camp, unable to work or send money to their families.

Crowds scramble to use the few phone chargers – often among the only items, other than the clothes they wore, that they brought with them. People scavenge cigarette butts from the ground, scooping up small pieces of tobacco. Every day around 5 a.m. a queue swells outside the dining hall, people wait hours to enter, sweat seeping through their clothes in the relentless heat. Last week, some in the camp complained of food shortages after receiving ready-to-eat meals – or MREs – typically used by the military.

Those in line offer a window on the chaotic exit of Kabul: there are traders whose shops were next to the airport, members of the security forces who have abandoned their posts there and Kam Air employees, an Afghan airline, still in uniform after jumping on planes.

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