Updated: August 31, 2021 9:32:40 am
Thousands of vulnerable Afghans have been evacuated to the United States since the beginning of the Taliban’s lightning offensive in Afghanistan. Now, a video of popular Afgan singer Sharafat Parwani, singing about his homeland after being evacuated to the US, has surfaced on social media.
New York Times reporter Sharif Hassan shared the video along with a translation of the lyrics. “Your tired of anguish, my homeland. Your without song and melody, my homeland. Your pained but without medicine, my homeland,” read the caption of the clip, which has now gone viral with over 32,000 views.
Watch the video here:
Your tired of anguish, my homeland
Your without song and melody, my homeland
Your pained but without medicine, my homeland
— Sharif Hassan (@MSharif1990) August 29, 2021
While it is not clear when and where the video was shot, it has left netizens feeling emotional, with many saying they are praying for the people of Afghanistan.
Such a tragedy. Wonderful people who deserve better. It’s devastating
— James Broms (@BromsJames) August 30, 2021
I pray for all of their success in prosperity ! Beautiful song ! Your Persian brother is wishing you all the BEST !
— Maz jasbi (@Mazjasbi) August 29, 2021
I don’t understand, but it sounds very sad.
— Lavande du Sud😷 (@LLavandedusud) August 29, 2021
According to a Reuters report, the United States and its partners have evacuated over 1,11,000 people since August 14, the day before the Taliban entered Kabul.
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