Artists React to The Taliban Takeover

Published August 19th, 2021 - 07:23 GMT
By Ewelina Lepionko

We've all spent several days watching the news from Afghanistan with a mixture of horror, sadness, and frustration.

One needs to be sensitive and ask, what is important for the people of this country? It is these people who need support and security.

Artists around the world are trying to creating pieces as a form of support for the Afghan people.

They are asking difficult questions, most importantly, making the US and Western countries accountable for the impact of their actions in the country.

The international community at large must take steps to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. They must exert pressure on the Taliban to respect the essential human rights of Afghans, particularly women and girls.

Afghanistan is heading down an uncertain path - and for some, that uncertainty could potentially be a matter of life and death. 

All hoping that any effort can make a real impact can save real lives can help those who need help immediately.

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Blocked. Cartoon by Mansoure Dehghani

Blocked. Cartoon by Mansoure Dehghani (Facebook)

Taliban moderation, The Taliban promises the rights of women in Afghanistan will be respected. Miguel Villalba Sánchez (Elchicotriste)

Taliban moderation, The Taliban promises the rights of women in Afghanistan will be respected. Miguel Villalba Sánchez (Elchicotriste) (Facebook)

Buried souls. Cartoon by Marilena Nardi

Buried souls. Cartoon by Marilena Nardi (Facebook)

Back to darkness. I can't breathe! Visit our collection for more cartoons about the Taliban take over. Vinod Tripathi

Back to darkness. I can't breathe! Visit our collection for more cartoons about the Taliban take over. Vinod Tripathi (Facebook)

From Sigon to Kabul, Emad Hajjaj

From Sigon to Kabul, Emad Hajjaj (Facebook)

Afghanistan, Mahmoud Rifai

Afghanistan, Mahmoud Rifai (Facebook)

Afghanistan in silence and an evil, DARA Jam

Afghanistan in silence and an evil, DARA Jam (Facebook)

Leaving a mess. Cartoon by DengCoy Miel

Leaving a mess. Cartoon by DengCoy Miel (Facebook)

New flag. Today's cartoon by Paolo Calleri

New flag. Today's cartoon by Paolo Calleri (Facebook)

cartoon by Emad Hajjaj

cartoon by Emad Hajjaj (Facebook)

Blocked. Cartoon by Mansoure Dehghani
Taliban moderation, The Taliban promises the rights of women in Afghanistan will be respected. Miguel Villalba Sánchez (Elchicotriste)
Buried souls. Cartoon by Marilena Nardi
Back to darkness. I can't breathe! Visit our collection for more cartoons about the Taliban take over. Vinod Tripathi
From Sigon to Kabul, Emad Hajjaj
 Afghanistan, Mahmoud Rifai
Afghanistan in silence and an evil, DARA Jam
Leaving a mess. Cartoon by DengCoy Miel
New flag. Today's cartoon by Paolo Calleri
cartoon by Emad Hajjaj
Blocked. Cartoon by Mansoure Dehghani
Blocked. Cartoon by Mansoure Dehghani (Facebook)
Taliban moderation, The Taliban promises the rights of women in Afghanistan will be respected. Miguel Villalba Sánchez (Elchicotriste)
Taliban moderation, The Taliban promises the rights of women in Afghanistan will be respected. Miguel Villalba Sánchez (Elchicotriste) (Facebook)
Buried souls. Cartoon by Marilena Nardi
Buried souls. Cartoon by Marilena Nardi (Facebook)
Back to darkness. I can't breathe! Visit our collection for more cartoons about the Taliban take over. Vinod Tripathi
Back to darkness. I can't breathe! Visit our collection for more cartoons about the Taliban take over. Vinod Tripathi (Facebook)
From Sigon to Kabul, Emad Hajjaj
From Sigon to Kabul, Emad Hajjaj (Facebook)
 Afghanistan, Mahmoud Rifai
Afghanistan, Mahmoud Rifai (Facebook)
Afghanistan in silence and an evil, DARA Jam
Afghanistan in silence and an evil, DARA Jam (Facebook)
Leaving a mess. Cartoon by DengCoy Miel
Leaving a mess. Cartoon by DengCoy Miel (Facebook)
New flag. Today's cartoon by Paolo Calleri
New flag. Today's cartoon by Paolo Calleri (Facebook)
cartoon by Emad Hajjaj
cartoon by Emad Hajjaj (Facebook)