Renowned actress, Angelina Jolie, has used her social media platform, Instagram to express concern for the situation in Afghanistan.
The movie star who is not known to be a social media freak, has joined Instagram, using the platform to draw attention to the situation the central Asian country, CNN reports.
The celebrity who reacted to a message she received from a teenage Afghan girl, whose name and location has been blurred, has decided to make the sacrifice to put her privacy aside by joining the platform on Friday to post a letter
The content of the letter had the tone of emotions. She expressed worries, fear and not being safe since the Taliban invaded their country. She said:
“we are imprisoned again,’’
“Before Taliban came in … we all had rights, we were able to defend our rights freely,” the letter reads. “But when they come, we are all afraid of them, and we think all our dreams are gone.”
Jolie who was not comfortable with the deadly situation has been working in her capacity as the special envoy for the United Nations Refugee Agency, to effect positive change.
At the moment, she has planned on sharing the stories of people across the world “who are fighting for their basic human rights.”
In her words, “I was on the border of Afghanistan two weeks before 9/11, where I met Afghan refugees who had fled the Taliban. This was twenty years ago. It is sickening to watch Afghans being displaced yet again out of the fear and uncertainty that has gripped their country,”
“To spend so much time and money, to have bloodshed and lives lost only to come to this, is a failure almost impossible to understand.”
The situation in Afghanistan started immediately after US withdrew from Afghanistan. This prompted the Taliban to swiftly assumed power. This has in turn caused widespread fear among many in the country.
Meanwhile, Taliban who had led an oppressive regime in which women were largely confined to the home while amputations and public executions were not uncommon, previously held power between 1996 and 2001.
Though the Taliban has said they have changed, many people in and outside of Afghanistan are skeptical.