The Taliban has taken control of Afghanistan, but World Vision is not going anywhere.
On August 15, the Taliban seized Afghanistan’s capital Kabul. The Taliban, a militant group that brutally upholds Sharia, or Islamic law, had ruled the country from 1996 to 2001.
Their return to power came amid the US’s withdrawal of troops from the country.
US forces and their allies, including Australia, had been in Afghanistan since 2001, following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Though thousands of Afghans are trying to flee the repressive rule of the Taliban, World Vision, which has been providing aid to the country for decades, said they will remain.
“We remain committed to the Afghan people,” World Vision CEO Daniel Wordsworth said on Hope 103.2’s Drive with Laura Bennett.
“We remain committed to getting kids educated, and to having families have a life where they have clean water and they have health care. And I don’t actually see those things stopping.”