ARCHIVE – Child rights activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai attends the World Economic Forum. The Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala was shocked by the latest developments in Afghanistan after the militant Islamist Taliban came to power. Photo: Markus Schreiber / AP / dpa
In a blog post that she published on Tuesday evening, she reported in detail on her recovery process from being shot in the head by the Taliban in her home country as a 15-year-old. She recently had her sixth operation in the US metropolis of Boston, said the 24-year-old.
“Nine years later, I’m still recovering from a single bullet.” The people of Afghanistan have received millions of bullets in the past four decades. She added: “My heart breaks for those whose names we will forget or will never know, whose cries for help are not answered.”
Also on Tuesday, US President Joe Biden confirmed the end of the US military operation in Afghanistan and thus the imminent end of the western rescue mission from the country. It is expected that many people will have to be left behind who fear for their lives because of possible reprisals by the Taliban.
In 2014, Malala Yousafzai was the youngest ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for her commitment to the right of all children to education. In October 2012, she survived an attack after Taliban fighters stopped her school bus in northern Pakistan. She had campaigned for girls to go to school. Today she lives in Great Britain.