German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in the middle of a four-day trip, visiting Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Qatar, to discuss the future of Afghanistan | Photo: Felix Zahn/photothek/picture-alliance
NGOs were running schools for Afghan girls across the country | Photo: Reuters
A scene from reception and health checks at Rome's Fiumicino airport for approximately 70 people including Italian embassy personnel, other Italians who were in Afghanistan, and 19 Afghans who collaborated with the Italian diplomatic corps, August 16, 2021 | Photo: ANSA/DEFENCE MINISTRY PRESS OFFICE
Afghans stand in line to cross the Pakistani-Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan, 06 April 2020 | Photo: ARCHIVE/EPA/AKHTER GULFAM
Afghans who are displaced from Kunduz and Takhar provinces due to fighting between Taliban and Afghan forces gather to collect food, as they live in temporary shelters at a camp in Kabul on August 10, 2021 | Photo: Jawed Kargar/EPA
Some saw it coming, others were surprised: Germany is now trying to help people escape Afghanistan after a Taliban takeover | Photo: Picture-alliance/Marc Tessensohn/Bundeswehr
The Taliban have promised not to take revenge on Afghans who helped foreign forces, but many do not believe them | Photo: Picture-alliance
The Taliban said they would 'not seek revenge' and that 'everyone is forgiven' | Photo: kyodo/picture-alliance
Syrian refugees in front of makeshift tents at Al Faydah refugee camps, near Zahleh in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon on March 12, 2020 | Photo: Nabil Mounzerepa/EPA
From file: A training of German ISAF tropps with Afghan armed forces | Photo: Picture-alliance
From file: A migrant boat rescued by Sea-Eye's Alan Kurdi | Photo: Joris Grahl / Sea-Eye
An Afghan army soldier is seen walking outside the gate of Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, Friday, June 25, 2021 | Photo: Picture-alliance/AP Photo/Rahmat Gul