International aid organisations say emergency funding is desperately needed.
“Look at the American planes!” shouts Mir, a mischievous boy of eight.
Mir lived through 9/11 when his homeland became ground zero in the so-called “war on terror”.
Growing up over the following 20 years, his life is marked by adventure, hardship and surprise.
Now 27 and living in Kabul, his dramatic story offers a remarkable insight into what life has really been like for Afghans since NATO and the US invaded in 2001 right up to their withdrawal in 2021.