‘Monsters at the door’: migrant workers trapped in UN Afghan compound


Security contractors among hundreds from the Philippines, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka stuck without clear plans for evacuation

When Taliban fighters started to kick at the door of a UN compound in a northern province 250 miles (400km) from the Afghan capital, Kabul, Rajesh* was certain he was going to be killed.

The Taliban had taken control of the area on that day. Rajesh, a UN security contractor from India, hurried with his colleagues into an emergency steel-doored room. Before they sealed themselves in, they saw a group of seven or eight heavily armed men.

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Written by Katie McQue
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/03/monsters-at-the-door-migrant-workers-trapped-in-un-afghan-compound under the title “‘Monsters at the door’: migrant workers trapped in UN Afghan compound”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.