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'Every hour counts in Afghanistan crisis'

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April Haywood, 17 and from Sheringham, is the Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) for North and West Norfolk. Here, she shares her view on the UK evacuating Afghanistan and the need to accept refugees.

A young footballer's life cut short, a baby crying by barbed wire, 600 people stuffed in a plane. These stories of desperation are now synonymous with Kabul international airport. Families camping outside have documents and little else.

April Haywood is MYP for West and North Norfolk in the Norfolk Youth Parliament. - Credit: April Haywood

All they can do is wait. Everything built in 20 years is being deconstructed. Afghanistan’s tricolour replaced by white flags.

The Taliban has returned with more power than before. The best, the brightest of Afghanistan are fleeing. At least they are trying to.

Thousands of miles away, Norfolk County Council was one of the first to step up and........

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