16 Aug 2021

Afghanistan: Taliban insurgence in Kabul 'a massive step backwards' - Helen Clark

From Morning Report, 8:14 am on 16 August 2021

There's chaos in the afghan capital Kabul. The Government has collapsed and Taliban fighters are on the brink of taking over the city.

The Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country.

There are reports of shooting in several parts of Kabul and helicopters are removing US diplomats from their embassy, and smoke has been seen from the compound as staff burn documents.

Former prime minister Helen Clark served for eight years in a senior role at the UN and has advocated globally for Afghan girls and women.

She spoke to Corin Dann.