Local Hires Stranded in Afghanistan "They Don't Care About Me. They Don't Care About My Life!"

Thousands of local hires who worked for the German armed forces are desperately trying to make their way to the Bundeswehr's evacuation flights. But Germany's bureaucracy is making it difficult for them and the Taliban is blocking the way to the airport.
Afghans attempt to scale the wall to the Kabul airport.

Afghans attempt to scale the wall to the Kabul airport.

Foto: Haroon Sabawoon / Anadolu / Getty Images
A Taliban checkpoint at the entrance to Afghanistan's international airport in Kabul

A Taliban checkpoint at the entrance to Afghanistan's international airport in Kabul

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Afghan families walk by aircraft at the Kabul airport.

Afghan families walk by aircraft at the Kabul airport.

Foto: WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP
Samim Jabari on Tuesday in Kabul

Samim Jabari on Tuesday in Kabul

Foto: privat
"The Germans are so incredibly fixated on paperwork."

Samim Jabari, Bundeswehr local hire