Thousands of Afghans Rush to the Airport in Kabul
The collapse of the Afghan government on Sunday brought an end to America’s failed 20-year experiment in nation building. It also saw the humanitarian crisis that had been brewing this summer, as Taliban have seized province after province, boil over. Many of the displaced had fled to Kabul, but when insurgents moved into the Afghan capital on Sunday, refugees had nowhere to go. This led to a surge toward the airport, creating a chaotic scene of desperate families trying to find a way out of a nation on the verge of a return to extremist rule.