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20 Nov 2021

Afghan girls’ football team on their escape from the Taliban

Home Affairs Correspondent

Threatened, confined to their homes, shut out of workplaces and school – since the Taliban seized control in Afghanistan, women and girls have increasingly been at risk.

Members of the Afghan girls’ football team feared for their lives.

But now an international rescue mission has helped them escape to Portugal to start a new life, although some were forced to leave their entire families behind.

Darshna Soni has been to meet them