Australia must bring women, children and families to safety
Those left behind under Taliban rule are in extreme danger, including women and girls, racial and religious minorities, and those who helped soldiers of countries such as our own.
There are also now thousands of refugees in neighbouring countries, in dire need of food, clothing and shelter.
Australia, along with other Western nations, has a direct responsibility to respond to this crisis because of our 20-year military involvement in Afghanistan.
We need to pitch in together to ensure a future for these people who are now part of the largest refugee crisis in the Asia-Pacific region.