A Swedish family went on a vacation trip to Afghanistan just before the fall of Kabul, and now they are stuck there.
The following article reports on an interview given by the wife to a Swedish newspaper, in which she describes her family’s anxiety and desperation at being trapped in their living quarters. Based on her last name, her husband is most likely North African or Middle Eastern, while her Christian name suggests she may be a native Swede who married a culture-enricher.
My advice to the family would be to put on their pussy hats when they venture outside to forage for food. That should protect them from all harm.
Family went to Afghanistan for vacation — stuck in Kabul: “We feel completely abandoned”
Kabul: Swedish personnel are now being evacuated from Afghanistan due to the Taliban’s conquest of the country. But there are still Swedish private persons remaining in the country, such as Robina Ansary. She finds herself on vacation in Afghanistan together with her husband and her three children, and now they can’t get home, Aftonbladet reports.
“We don’t know if the airport will be open or how it will be now that the Taliban have taken over. Even the prime minister has left the country. So we feel completely abandoned,” says Robina Ansary to Aftonbladet.
The family had planned the trip for several months and was to return home August 26. Now they are stuck in Kabul where the Taliban have taken over and they don’t dare go out to get food, Robina tells Aftonbladet.
“The Taliban go around on the streets and you hear gunfire. We women cannot go out from home. My husband has been out and has seen the Taliban. But he doesn’t dare go out now,” she says to Aftonbladet.
Robina has contacted Swedish authorities to get help without result.
“The embassy says in an email that they have warned people not to come to Afghanistan since 2006, and as of August 5, they would be leaving here. Unfortunately, we have not been able to do that. We didn’t think that the situation would become as serious as it has now become,” she says to Aftonbladet.