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Instagram Star Assists Afghan Evacuees Get Out Of Strife-Torn Country

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Washington: A significant number of stranded Afghans owed it to Instagram Influencer, Quentin Qarantino for being able to escape from the Taliban clutches, reports TOI citing news agency AP.

Tommy Marcus, who operates the account, is known for his jokes on those who oppose COVID-19 vaccinations and he raised a total of $7 million dollars along with fans, on GoFundMe to launch Operation Flyaway, an effort to evacuate stranded Afghans from the country after the Taliban took control of the nation on August 15.

Earlier on Wednesday, 51 people were flown from Afghanistan to Uganda on a private plane, under this mission. Marcus, with over 8,32,000 followers on Instagram, made an appeal to all his fans to contribute to this campaign and people have reciprocated wholeheartedly.

More than 1,21,000 people contributed to this, making Operation Flyway the biggest humanitarian fundraiser on GoFundMe.

It’s beyond humbling that they have that faith in me, that they’re willing to put significant amounts of money into hands that I trust,” he said.

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