A heartbreaking video of an Afghan girl despairing at the world's treatment of her country has been shared on social media.
As the Taliban forces take control, thousands of people have been trying desperately to flee, with roads at a standstill and airports overrun.
And in a brief video posted to Twitter by Iranian journalist and activist Masih Alinejad, a young girl can be seen in floods of tears as she thinks about the situation.
Looking directly at the camera, she says: "We don't count because we were born in Afghanistan.
"I cannot help crying. I have to wipe my tears to be able to make this video.
"No one cares about us. We'll die slowly in history. Isn't it funny?"
"We don't count because we're from Afghanistan. We'll die slowly in history"
Tears of a hopeless Afghan girl whose future is getting shattered as the Taliban advance in the country.
My heart breaks for women of Afghanistan. The world has failed them. History will write this. pic.twitter.com/i56trtmQtF
- Masih Alinejad :flag_white:️ (@AlinejadMasih) August 13, 2021
Since the footage was posted on social media, it has really struck a chord with some, who have said they are utterly shocked at what they are witnessing.
One user said: "I do not understand how after 20 years in Afghanistan, with the progress that has been made, the West & the @UN can just turn their backs on the people, allowing the Taliban to march back in.
"This *will* be seen as a terrible mistake, with consequences for our security, in future."
Echoing these concerns, another wrote: "It is heartbreaking - to not have the choice and opportunity to live a life the way they want to as women.
"For children's futures to be stolen - for every life lost and ruined in the chaos and lack of opportunities, it is a disgrace."
A third commented: "So painful and distressing! The ordinary Afghan ppl especially the girls and women are suffering a lot. Very bad for humanity and the kind people there."
While another added: "What is happening in Afghanistan is one of the biggest tragedies facing the world right now.
"Why are we not all united in confronting this gross violation of human rights and violence against women and girls?"
This comes as the Taliban cemented its control of Afghanistan, with President Ashraf Ghani fleeing the country.
Ghani released a message to Afghanis explaining why he left the country before militants could seize control of the Presidential Palace.
The world leader explained he faced a 'hard decision' between an 'armed Taliban' and 'leaving the dear country that I dedicated my life to protecting the past 20 years'.
He said: "If left unchecked, countless patriots would be martyred and the city of Kabul would be devastated, resulting in a major humanitarian catastrophe in the six-million-strong city.
"The Taliban had made it clear that they were ready to carry out a bloody attack on all of Kabul and the people of Kabul to oust me. In order to prevent a flood of bloodshed, I decided to leave."
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