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Nat Geo Inexperienced-Eyed Woman “Afghanistan’s Most Famous Refugee” Now In Italy


Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan lady immortalised a long time in the past on a Nationwide Geographic cowl, has been evacuated to Italy, the Italian authorities mentioned on Thursday.

“Afghan citizen Sharbat Gula has arrived in Rome,” it mentioned in an announcement, with out giving a particular date.

Rome mentioned it had responded to pleas from non-profit organisations working in Afghanistan to assist her depart the Taliban-controlled nation, “organising for her to travel to Italy as part of the wider evacuation programme in place for Afghan citizens and the government’s plan for their reception and integration”.

Gula turned arguably Afghanistan’s most well-known refugee after US photographer Steve McCurry captured her portrait in a Pakistan camp within the Eighties and it was printed on the entrance cowl of the Nationwide Geographic journal.

Gula mentioned she first arrived in Pakistan an orphan, some 4 or 5 years after the Soviet invasion of 1979, one in all thousands and thousands of Afghans who’ve sought refuge over the border since.

She was deported again to Afghanistan in 2016 after she was arrested for dwelling in Pakistan on fraudulent identification papers.

In early September, Rome mentioned it had evacuated nearly 5,000 Afghans from Afghanistan after the Taliban seized energy in August.

Italy earlier this month mentioned it had granted citizenship to Afghanistan’s first lady chief prosecutor, Maria Bashir, after she had landed within the European nation on September 9.

Italy was one in all 5 nations most concerned with NATO’s US-led mission in Afghanistan together with Germany, Britain and Turkey.

(This story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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