In October, we aired our first focus on Afghanistan, looking at the thousands of Afghans stranded after the UK withdrew from the country. Today, we look at the situation from the perspective of the United States. With me is Susanne Jalbert, who served as the Chief of Party on the USAID Promote: Women in Government Project. She details the stories and struggles of trying to evacuate the thousands of people connected to this USAID project.
Susanne Jalbert currently serves as Senior Advisor for the Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Afghanistan Regional Business Unit at Chemonics, which implements many USAID-funded projects.
You can donate here to support the evacuation effort.
Citation: Jalbert, Susanne interview with Will Brehm, FreshEd, 266, podcast audio, December 13, 2021. https://freshedpodcast.com/jalbert