Help Afghanistan

Want to help Afghanistan and the Afghan people? Here’s how:

9/11 UPDATE:

Please donate to Sahar Speaks’ resettlement fund if you can. Sahar Speaks is an Afghan media program designed to help Afghan women work as journalists. Now that the Taliban have taken over these women are in danger and need help. Many of fled Afghanistan and are trying to start over in new host countries, but they have no money and only what items they were able to bring with them, which isn’t much. Please donate if you can. Every little bit helps. Donate here

Call your reps

Call your representatives and demand they do everything they can to resettle vulnerable Afghans in the United States. Pause all stipends, red tape, and requirements and get the Afghans over here while there is still time. Also, tell them we CANNOT deport any Afghan refugees. We can’t spend 20 years fighting a war in their country only to abandon them to the Taliban.

Find Your Rep Here

Don’t know what to say?

Phone Call Script

Email Script

Form Email

Support Resettlement Orgs

LIRS and IRC are American based resettlement organizations who need donations as well as people volunteering to pick refugees up from airports, help them resettle, etc.

Volunteer with LIRS

Volunteer with IRC

Two orgs in the DMV area (DC-Maryland-Virginia) are looking for volunteers as well:

Volunteer with Lutheran Social Services

Volunteer with Kabultec

Donate to on the Ground Relief Orgs

There are several humanitarian orgs still in Afghanistan that need our support.

Help Displaced Families Fundraiser

Support Afghanistan Fundraiser

The HALO trust

AKDN Afghanistan

Mercy Corps

Oxfam

ActionAid Afghanistan

UNICEF Afghanistan

Donate to Afghan Orgs

Donate to the people actually in Afghanistan as they struggle to survive this humanitarian crisis:

Sahar Speaks– an organization that supports female reporters

Rukshana Media-an news outlet run by female reporters

Other Ways to Help

Being a Referral

If you work in media then you or the company/organization you work for ever worked with Afghans in the past, you or your employer can be their referral. Learn more here

More info on being a referral

Here is a great thread explaining the process in detail

Donate Airline Miles

Donate your airline miles or agree to help mitigate fees

Uplift Afghan voices

Instead of relying on white pundits and scholars, listen to Afghan scholars and reporters.

Thread of Afghan journalists

Thread of Afghan scholars

Updated: 9/11/2021