By Michael Boriero
Shah-Ismatullah Habibi, the director of l’Association éducative transculturelle à Sherbrooke, has been flooded with international phone calls from people trying to flee Afghanistan, after the the Taliban returned to power this weekend.
Habibi has been sponsoring refugees around the world for more than two decades. The problem with the situation in Afghanistan, though, is that there are no answers right now. He has received over 50 phone calls, but he is waiting for more information.
“We don’t know yet what will be the program of the government of Canada and we are still waiting, but the people think that we are in Canada so we have all the responses to their questions. We are receiving a lot of questions,” said Habibi.
The Taliban was on the offensive last week, storming cities and closing in on Kabul. However, they had promised not to enter the country’s capital right away, explained Habibi. But they broke that promise on Sunday, as they charged into the city with guns, and trucks.
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