Local Afghan Families Worry For Loved Ones Back Home: ‘I Don’t Know If He Is Alive Right Now’

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The dependable of gunfire and chaotic images are portion of a firsthand position of the devastation a Sacramento woman’s fiancé has seen the past 3 days astatine Afghanistan’s Kabul airport.

“I don’t cognize if helium is live close now, I don’t cognize if helium is dead,” she explained.

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Her fiancé has a visa but is inactive stuck successful the state on with the remainder of her family. Countless household members who bash not person a mode retired of the state are hiding successful their homes. She didn’t privation to beryllium named retired of fearfulness of their safety.

“He has nary food, obscurity to shower, helium has been sleeping connected the ground. He is asking for help, they are firing shots everywhere, kids screaming, what they told me, 2 kids successful beforehand of his eyes died this morning,” she said. “That’s not close due to the fact that womens (sic) are getting killed, children are getting killed, gunfire is everyplace and helium is conscionable successful the middle. He cannot leave, helium cannot enter.”

Cries for assistance from Sacramento see astir 30 radical protesting the Taliban and taking their symptom to the State Capitol successful downtown Sacramento.

Mohammad Omar Waziri works for the U.S. authorities and conscionable escaped his homeland a period ago.

“I’m harmless but not mentally. My household is implicit determination and I’m reasoning astir them,” helium explained. “They’re not going outside. Because of me, they are astatine risk. The Taliban and radical cognize I’m moving for the U.S. Army and government.”

Another antheral who wanted to stay unnamed got retired conscionable days earlier the state collapsed. He fears his ties to the U.S. subject person enactment a people connected his family’s backmost with the Taliban coming to his location conscionable days aft helium escaped.

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“Just due to the fact that of me, astir 16 members of my household are successful danger,” helium explained. “There were 14 oregon 15 members of Taliban astatine our land, our home. They were truly scared. My member and smaller member had to flight from the backside of the yard.”

He’s conscionable 1 of the 135 refugees World Relief Sacramento has helped successful the past 2 weeks.

“Not lone bash they request to fly determination to beryllium safe, but they request to rebuild their beingness and you conscionable don’t bash that overnight. So, it’s truthful captious our services to unafraid them housing, to assistance screen the archetypal mates months of rent, expenses, get them groceries, get them navigating our aesculapian system, get them successful school,” explained Vanassa Hamra, spokesperson for World Relief Sacramento.

Since 2016, World Relief Sacramento has resettled 2,327 families. Their Modesto subdivision has resettled 1,426 successful the aforesaid clip frame. The Sacramento subdivision was looking to bring adjacent much radical to the country erstwhile unit erupted.

“We had 17 flights scheduled to get 2 days earlier August 16 erstwhile the authorities fell. That represents 84 individuals that are successful limbo that should beryllium here,” Hamra explained.

Those present harmless successful America are praying for bid backmost location similar the Sacramento pistillate waiting to beryllium reunited with her fiancé.

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“I’m truly hurt, I’m truly frustrated, I don’t person immoderate different word, but assistance Afghanistan,” she said.

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