AS LIFE on the streets of war-torn Afghanistan grew more dangerous by the hour, Jane Holford was forced to leave behind her charity work in the country's rural villages.
Deciding, 14 years ago, to dedicate her life to the battle against poverty in the Middle East, she now considers it her home. Jane met her husband in Afghanistan and they have a little boy.
But shortly after last month's terrorist attacks, the aid worker was told to pack her belongings before she was flown back to England with her family. They are now staying with her parents in Merseyside, eagerly awaiting permission to return home.
Jane, who would not give her real name for fear of recriminations against her Afghan husband and son, says: "I had just got back from a field mission. Everybody listens to the radio and word travelled fast. We have been told that we can't go into Afghanistan and we're …