A number of community legal services across the country have called for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to take action regarding the crisis in Afghanistan.In an open letter published last week, the Afghan Australian Advocacy Network, along with academics, lawyers, doctors, organisations and members of civil society called for the Prime Minister to take six urgent, concrete steps to ease the suffering of people from Afghanistan at this critical time. This letter collected more than 9,000 signatories and was endorsed by 307 organisations.

Following the bombing of Kabul airport on 26 August that took the lives of over 100 people, the network has urged the Australian government to take steps with increased urgency after it announced an end to the evacuation mission from Afghanistan with the withdrawal of all Australian troops.

According to the network, there are now serious fears about the fate of the people of Afghanistan who have already suffered for decades and are now facing an imminent humanitarian crisis with the violent Taliban takeover and the most recent bombing attributed to Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP).

Human rights lawyer Arif Hussein criticised both the US and Australia troops withdrawal from Afghanistan.

“The hasty, chaotic, and irresponsible manner in which international troop withdrawal from Afghanistan has taken place leading up to 31 August 2021, has directly contributed to the current humanitarian crisis the Afghan people face and the recent attacks by Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP),” he said.

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