How a poor region of Afghanistan sinks into famine under Taliban rule

This is an outstanding but highly alarming direct testimony from an altitude remote and forgotten Afghan region. Far away from any media, the harsh and poor life of local people has been turned, by Taliban, into dereliction and extreme misery. Trapped in a full lockdown, people cannot escape what became a hell with no hope.
Those who, at an international level, whitewash the reputation of the Taliban 2.0 should reflect on the heavy responsibility they are taking. Those in neighboring Pakistan celebrating the Taliban victory as an Islamo-nationalist triumph should remember that the people who suffer and die share, for some of them, the same ethnicity, the same language, the same faith and the same family roots.
Cynical are those who rejoice at what they see as a Washington’s defeat. Distant America will recover. But the misfortune will be borne, on the spot, by the poorest and the most fragile ones.

Preliminary background

LEFT — bottom: Ishkashim (Eshkashem), Afghanistan
CENTER — top: no man’s land island with Afghan-Tajik market (closed) between the two border posts
RIGHT — middle: Ishkashim (Eshkashem), Tajkistan
Afghan Wakhan Corridor

Conversation of Friday, September 10, 2021 between Ahmed & Bernard grua

The tourist and Governor office in Ishkashim after Taliban visit- Photos by Ahmed
Police station near Ishkashim border after Taliban visit - Photos by Ahmed

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Photographer, writer, contributor to French & foreign media: culture, history, heritage, geopolitics — https://bernardgrua.net — https://pamirinstitute.org

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Bernard Grua

Photographer, writer, contributor to French & foreign media: culture, history, heritage, geopolitics — https://bernardgrua.nethttps://pamirinstitute.org