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Civilians in Afghanistan's Panjshir valley face humanitarian crisis as Taliban attack

Added 09-08-21 12:09:02am EST - “Afghan-Australian Mahboba Rawi says the valley’s residents are without food and medical supplies in the last holdout against the militants’ rule” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Civilians in Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley face humanitarian crisis as Taliban attack”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Afghan-Australian Mahboba Rawi says the valley’s residents are without food and medical supplies in the last holdout against the militants’ rule

Afghanistan’s Panjshir valley is facing a humanitarian crisis, with families trapped inside the narrow valley without enough food or medical supplies, and cut off from the outside world as the Taliban attacks the last holdout to their control of the entire country.

Afghan-Australian Mahboba Rawi – the “mother of a thousand” who has for decades run Mahboba’s Promise which houses, educates and supports thousands of Afghan widows and orphans - traces her ancestral home to the famously redoubtable valley, and said under Taliban besiegement, the people of Panjshir were suffering.

“People are trapped inside the valley, they don’t have any food, any electricity, there is no communication. It is a humanitarian crisis, and there is the risk of a genocide.”

Rawi has family members currently trapped in the valley, but said she has had almost no communication with them.

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