Want to help Afghanistan and the Afghan people? Here’s how:
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.
Don’t know what to say?
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.
Two orgs in the DMV area (DC-Maryland-Virginia) are looking for volunteers as well:
Donate to on the Ground Relief Orgs
There are several humanitarian orgs still in Afghanistan that need our support.
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
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.