After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, Abdul Rashid, a former interpreter for Polish soldiers in Afghanistan, was evacuated to Poland.
Abdul Rashid is well-versed in the process of emigrating: packaging one’s whole life in a package, hiding from hazards to preserve one’s life, filling out applications after applications in order to get that piece of paper: a humanitarian visa that opens up a new chapter in one’s life, somewhere else. After the Taliban seized control of Kabul in August 2021, he started his own flight. The former interpreter for the Polish Special Forces in Afghanistan and his family traveled from Kabul to Warsaw through Islamabad on a challenging voyage. He never thought that another flight would be shown in that chapter: that of over two million refugees escaping Ukraine’s civil war to Poland.