WATCH: Last Week Tonight gives a powerful explainer on the current situation in Afghanistan 10 months ago

WATCH: Last Week Tonight gives a powerful explainer on the current situation in Afghanistan

A must-watch for anyone who needs help understanding the current situation in Afghanistan.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been a fantastic source of explaining things that are going on in the world, both succinctly and entertainingly, that otherwise might have proven to be too complicated to completely fathom otherwise.

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And without a doubt, one of the most talked-about - and most complicated - topics happening in the world right now is the crisis in Afghanistan.

There have been multiple huge stories emerging from Afghanistan this last week or so, in light of US President Joe Biden removing troops from the region and the Taliban claiming control over the country.

This resulted in Afghans fleeing or trying to flee the country en masse, with the much-shared imagery from Kabul airport inundated with tens of thousands of people attempting to escape.

The lengthy, complicated history between Afghanistan and America is untangled and presented clearly by Oliver in the clip below, as well as the current situation within the country, and what can be done next to help those in need.

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New episodes of Last Week Tonight are available to watch weekly every Monday via NOW.

Clip via LastWeekTonight

For more context on the current situation in Afghanistan, meanwhile, check out our interview with security expert Tom Clonan below:

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