Friday 9/17/21

Multiple children reportedly missing in chaos at Kabul airport

A Kabul family has been caring for a 6-year-old boy who they found trapped in barbed wire
20 August 2021, Afghanistan, Kabul: A US Marine soldier provides fresh water to a child as Afghan civilians wait to board an aircraft during the evacuation process at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Photo: -/US Marines via ZUMA Press Wire Service/dpa
A US Marine soldier provides fresh water to a child at Hamid Karzai International Airport. Photo: US Marines/dpa.

More and more children are apparently getting lost and going missing amid the chaotic scenes at Kabul airport, according to reports by local media.

Afghanistan's Ariana Television Network has been reporting about one family from Kabul who have been looking after a lost child they found caught in barbed wire there.

Despite their efforts, they have been unable to locate the child's parents, the family said.

The boy, who is about 6 years old, said his family had gone to the airport in an attempt to flee the country.

His father apparently fell down in the crowd, and the child was unable to see either parent from that point on.

Photos of missing chilcren

Local journalists also reported that people were posting photos of missing children at the airport. 

In Kabul, there have been chaotic scenes at the airport for about a week as thousands of people attempt to flee Afghanistan following the takeover of the Islamist Taliban last Sunday.