Helping In Afghanistan
NOTE FROM LILIE & ASHLEY
Like you, we are deeply distressed about the worsening humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, especially with women and girls. We know many Grovers are helping with various organizations from religious to Red Cross to refugee organizations to girls education and more.
SUPPORT FOR OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE
No One Left Behind
No One Left Behind is committed to ensuring that America keeps its promise to our allies and their families who risked their lives for our freedom.
Combined Arms exists to accelerate the transition from military to civilian life and has been active in the evacuation of American allies from Afghanistan.
VPP, The Great Campaign
The Vulnerable People Project is helping vulnerable men, women, and children in Afghanistan escape. Donations will go toward evacuation flights.
Evacuate Our Allies
Evacuate Our Allies is working to evacuate all U.S. allies to safety.
SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRATION/RESETTLEMENT
Catholic Charities USA
Providing services including legal assistance, translation, and childcare for Afghan refugees settling through the Special Immigrant Visa program.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover, and regain control of their future.
Jesuit Refugee Services
JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.
HIAS works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
The Neighbors in Need: Afghan Allies Fund provides food, housing assistance, clothing, and other basic needs for Afghans as they await the official services available to them.
Donations are used to promote peace and justice in violence-stricken regions like Afghanistan.
SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN WOMEN
Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation
Founded by Razia Jan, the organization is dedicated to expanding the possibilities for girls and young women in Afghanistan and is raising funds for school expenses, including expanded enrollment for new students whose families have been displaced to the region, and funding for the staff, students, and families affected by ongoing instability.
Women for Afghan Women
WAW works to provide safe shelter, resources, and aid to the thousands of women, children, families, and staff who are under its care.
Protect Afghan Women
Donations will help the evacuation of at-risk women activists, journalists, politicians, peacebuilders, and their families and provide support so that they can be resettled with dignity.
Funds are going toward assisting internally displaced individuals to ensure that these families have access to basic necessities. Founder Pashtana Dorani has committed to remaining in the country to support women’s education.
Samaritan’s Purse for Afghanistan refugees
Resources for Friends and Family Members In Afghanistan:
- HRF: Afghan Evacuation Resources
- Evacuate Our Allies: Resources
- USCRI: Resources for Afghan Allies
- Afghan American Foundation: Afghanistan Emergency IDP Fundraising Organizations August 2021
- GIWPS: How to Save the Lives of Afghan Women
- Women’s Regional Network: Women Globally Working to Protect Afghan Women
- Vital Voice Emergency Fund: Contact Saba Ghori at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Society Foundations: Open Society Announces a $10 Million Emergency Fund for Afghan Civilians in Peril
- U.S. Department of State: Repatriation Assistance Request
- IRAP also offers chatbots which offer information through Facebook Messenger and Telegram. To talk to the chatbot, add @irapchatbot on Telegram or message them on Facebook. Then, type “hello” as your first message. The chatbot will respond to you and ask you a series of questions about your situation. If you are using Telegram, click the window button next to the text box to view which options are available to respond to a message. These options automatically appear on Facebook.
Resources to Support Newly Arriving Afghan Refugees:
CWS resettlement offices and affiliates welcome newly arriving Afghan refugees, Special Immigrant Visa holders (SIVs), and their loved ones who are resettled in the United States, providing housing, job training, and other social services so that they can thrive in their new communities. Here are some ways you can help:
- Click here to donate to support newly arriving Afghan families, especially to support secure housing.
- Click here to sponsor a family arriving in your community. You can also email email@example.com to find out about opportunities to sponsor a newly arriving Afghan family in your community.
- Reach out to your closest local refugee resettlement office. Click here for an interactive map to help you find your closest resettlement office. Click here for a state-by-state directory with contact information for each office.
- Are you a landlord who has rental units that you are willing to rent to newly arriving Afghan families? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can be involved in providing a safe place to land for our Afghan neighbors.
- Are you a lawyer interested in providing legal assistance? Click this form to help!
Sign On Letters:
- Afghan SIV Faith Letter
- Afghan SIV Humanitarian Letter
- Major Veterans Organizations Call on Administration to Evacuate all Afghan Allies Directly to the United States
- Bipartisan Congressional Letter
- Evacuate Our Allies: A plan to evacuate American affiliated Afghans
- UNHCR: Afghanistan Situation External Update – 16 August 2021
- IRAP: Am I eligible for the new Afghan refugee program?
- Human Rights First: Evading the Misuse of Biometric Data
- Truman National Security Project: No one wanted the war to continue, but it didn’t have to end like this.
IRAP: Information for NGO and Media Employers of Afghans about the P-2 Refugee Program