an illustration from the airport in Kabul as the Taliban seized the city in August 2021

Escape from Afghanistan

When the Taliban seized power last summer, the Tufts community mobilized to help Afghans in peril reach safety. The efforts were ad hoc and dangerous.

And even with the determination of brave Afghans on the ground—including Tufts graduates—the organizers could only hope their plans would work.

Story by Heather Stephenson and illustrations by Agata Nowicka

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