It was made famous by the photo Mc Curry on National Geographic in 1985. The girl arrived in Rome with the intervention of Palazzo Chigi
“The Afghan citizen Sharbat Gula has arrived in Rome” the girl in the 1985 photo by Steve Mc Curry on the cover of National Geographic Magazine, who “acquired global notoriety, up to symbolizing the vicissitudes and conflicts of the historical phase that Afghanistan and his people were crossing over ». This was announced by Palazzo Chigi, underlining that the presidency of the council “propitiated and organized their transfer to Italy, in the broader context of the program for the evacuation of Afghan citizens and the government’s plan for their reception and integration”.
The Italian action, recalls Palazzo Chigi, responds “to the solicitations of those in civil society and in particular among the non-profit organizations active in Afghanistan who, after the events of last August, received Sharbat Gula’s appeal to be helped to leave your country “.
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