By Ebi Kesiena
Worried by the situation in Afghanistan, Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai has called on world leaders to take urgent action, particularly putting in consideration the safety of women and girls.
According to Yousafzai, President Joe Biden has a lot to do and must take a bold step to protect the Afghan people, adding that she had been trying to reach out to several global leaders.
“I am deeply concerned about the situation in Afghanistan right now, especially about the safety of women and girls there.
“I had the opportunity to talk to a few activists in Afghanistan, including women’s rights activists, and they are sharing their concern that they are not sure what their life is going to be like.
“This is actually an urgent humanitarian crisis right now that we need to provide our help and support,” she said.
Yousafzai added that she has sent a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan asking him to admit Afghan refugees and ensure that all refugee children “have access to education, have access to safety and protection, that their futures are not lost.”
The 23-year-old Yousafzai, survived being shot in the head by a Taliban gunman in 2012, after she was targeted for her campaign against its efforts to deny women education.
She had become known as an 11-year-old, writing a blog under a pen name for the BBC about living under the rule of the Taliban.
Yousafzai moved to England after she was shot, where she received medical treatment and last year graduated from Oxford University with a Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree.