Canada Afghanistan. In Kabul, the French hospital goes in survival mode
'I'm here but my mind is always there:' Ontario woman returns home from Afghanistan
Heartbreak and guilt are all Zakia Zarifi has been feeling since she returned to her home in Ontario from Afghanistan. "I'm happy to see my family here, but it's torture for me because I couldn't bring my parents with me," the real estate agent from Brampton said over the phone. "It was the hardest goodbye ever, but deep down I have hope that I can bring them here." The single mother says she was beaten, shot at and barely dodged a bomb outside Kabul airport during the chaotic journey. All she thinks about now is helping the people left behind. "(A) genocide ... is happening right now in Afghanistan and no one is talking about it.
There is no more electricity and several hundred patients can not be operated. In Kabul, the mother and child hospital managed by the Chain of Hope faces unprecedented difficulties.
More electricity. And drug reserves are exhausted. He reigns in Kabul a climate of fear and terror, summarizes Éric Cheysson, President of the Chain of Hope. Six weeks after the arrival of the Taliban, Afghanistan looks like an aircraft carrier without compass and without rudder. The dams are kept by illiterate Taliban. The staff is afraid. Some want to leave.
Afghanistan: the women employed by the municipality of Kabul are returned to the house
© AP of Afghan women parade to claim their rights under the Taliban regime during a demonstration near the old building of the Ministry of Female Affairs Kabul, September 19, 2021. It has been more than a month than the Taliban are in power and the list of restrictive laws with regard to women lies from day to day. This Sunday, the Mayor by Interim Kabul gave details on women's work at a press conference. Molavi Hamdullah Nomani is a member of the Taliban and occupies the Mayor of Kabul.
The banking system collapsed. In September, it was necessary to fend for cash. From Paris, Éric Cheyson tries to keep the mother hospital from the mother and childFirst Open Heart Operation It is in this hospital that employs nearly a thousand employees that the first open heart operation was made in Afghanistan. Again that the first Afghan pediatric surgeon was formed. An island of transparency in a country that has experienced since 2001 the biggest scandal of fictitious jobs of the last twenty years. In Afghanistan,
The chain of hope
'We don't feel safe at all': Afghan documentarians, filmmakers plead for asylum in Canada
Filmmakers in Afghanistan fear for their lives under the new Taliban rule. They're worried that the crackdown they experienced in the '90s will repeat itself. Now organizations here in Canada are asking the government to help them.The Kabul-based filmmaker has, like numerous other documentarians, been living in fear of reprisal from militants for long depicting the experiences and highlighting the voices of Afghans in the country, now under new Taliban rule.
The "miracle" Amina in January, Dr. Najeebullah Bina had told us how he had saved an infant injured by bullets during
the MSF maternity attack in Kabul in May 2020then starts the operation of the last chance with Éric Cheysson on the phone in Paris, in connection with Dr. Koskas at pity Salpestriere. Several hours of an unprecedented operation that has been published in the British Medical Journal. Current conditions too risky at this age, children are fragile like crystal. But it is also miracles, had summarized the surgeon used to operate from 6 am to midnight, seven days a week. Former number 10 of the
football team AfghanThis is the only hospital in Afghanistan that operates open-heart. It should be necessary to make a real contact with the Talibane authorities. We have a list of several hundred patients waiting, sighs Éric Cheysson. Europe
Afghan women ministers warned Canada of Taliban atrocities in June: senator .
OTTAWA — Afghan women ministers made pleas to Canadian politicians for help — and shared warnings about atrocities and the erosion of women’s rights — two months before the Taliban took control of Kabul. In June, female Afghan ministers begged Canada to “do something for us” as the Taliban advanced, says a Canadian senator who took part in a videoconference between Canadian and Afghan politicians. The desperate request was made during a Zoom meeting of the Canada-Afghanistan Parliamentary Friendship Group, attended by Canadian ministers, MPs and senators.