Afghan community, refugees face uncertain future – NBC Bay Area

On Friday night, members of the Bay Area Afghan community in Golden Gate Park listened to music that reminded them of their home.

Many who attended the event said they had a heavy heart when they thought of their family members who are still in Afghanistan.

Afghan singer Mozhdal Jamalzadah has expressed concerns about those who remain in Afghanistan, including her father.

“Very worried. I am worried about Afghanistan in general, the situation,” she said. , I am deeply worried about them. “

Many in the crowd said their families were living in dangerous conditions after the US military left the country.

Nasrat Wahedi said his brother and sisters were in danger because relatives worked for the Afghan army.

“Maybe tonight he doesn’t call or come and pick him up, maybe they kidnap him or take him to jail,” he said.

Latif Kohistani told NBC Bay Area on Friday that he was trying to get his brother to safety in the United States.

“His life is in danger. He’s in Iran. He is applying for asylum, “he said.

Through a translator, Fatima Rasa told NBC Bay Area that she managed to leave Kabul during the airlift evacuation, leaving behind a successful career and family.

“She just came with a bag behind her back, that was it. We are trying to help her as a refugee, ”said Rasa’s translator.

Rasa and others aren’t sure what the future holds, but Friday’s house music provided much-needed joy.

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