who is leaving Afghanistan?


Majority of those risking everything to leave are the nations' brightest. They are the country's academic brain, the State's core human resource; doctors, engineers, teachers, IT experts, lawyers, prosecutors, journalists, diplomats.

Its the generation raised with blood and sweat, with unimaginable sacrifices over the past 20 years. They faced death in schools, in offices, on roads to get to here. Young, educated, energetic, ambitious men & women who hoped they would own and run this country one day.

But they are gone. They won't return any time soon. Afghanistan is facing an intellectual drought with its top cadre desperate to leave. It will take decades to raise another generation. It will come at an ever greater cost. Whoever takes Kabul! Good luck running the country.

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