As the Taliban re-emerges in Afghanistan, former interpreter Maryam Sahar understands the fear many Afghans are experiencing.

Sahar began working as an interpreter with the Canadian Armed Forces when she was just 15 years old. Two years later, she was brought to Ottawa under a special program for interpreters who supported Canadian soldiers and diplomats — alone. Following the withdrawal of the last remaining U.S. and NATO troops from Afghanistan, Sahar and many others like her are concerned for the safety of the families they had to leave behind.

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