That is why people have been fleeing Afghanistan for 40 years

There has been a war in Afghanistan for more than 40 years. Even after the Taliban conquered Kabul again, there is no end in sight. The Afghans want peace at last. But they usually have nothing left but to flee.

In 1979 Soviet troops march in to support the Afghan communists in the civil war against the Islamist mujahideen. In the year-long conflict, in which neither side wins the upper hand despite bloody battles, the first mass exodus begins. In ten years of occupation, well over 6 million people have fled – mainly to the neighboring states of Iran and Pakistan.