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From Kabul to Virginia: An Afghan family is starting over in America

Added 01-25-22 05:07:01am EST - “In only a matter of days, the lives of an Afghan family changed forever. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, they were forced to start over in a foreign country.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “From Kabul to Virginia: An Afghan family is starting over in America”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

After several months of temporarily housing, Kamila Noori, a prominent Afghan judge, on the balcony of the apartment where she will live with her husband and two of their daughters. Alyssa Schukar for NPR hide caption

After several months of temporarily housing, Kamila Noori, a prominent Afghan judge, on the balcony of the apartment where she will live with her husband and two of their daughters.

Outside of her apartment window in Kabul she could see snow-capped mountains. Now, when Kamila Noori looks out of her window all she sees are office buildings and parking lots.

Noori was a prominent Afghan judge, now she's in a foreign country — a country she doesn't know, where she doesn't speak the language and where she and her family have to start over.

It's a story repeated by tens of thousands of Afghan nationals who had to leave their home after the Taliban took control of the country in August. The chaotic scenes at the Kabul airport, where people desperately tried to secure a spot on an evacuation flight, caused a public uproar around the world.

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