Afghan refugee crisis goes global
The United Nations has warned that up to half a million Afghans could flee the country by the end of the year and has called on neighbouring countries to keep their borders open.
The current crisis comes on top of the 2.2 million Afghan refugees already in neighbouring countries and 3.5 million people forced to flee their homes within Afghanistan’s borders.
As one expert said that most Western countries, especially the United States, has had a hand in the mess that Afghanistan is in and therefore, it is their moral obligation to take in the people who have suffered owing to this 20-year-long conflict.
No one can undo the damage done over the past two decades. But, at the very least, countries should offer genuine aid to help those suffering.