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.
Want to help Afghanistan and the Afghan people? Here’s how:
Afghan Famine: Call your reps
UPDATE: Afghanistan is on the brink of mass famine and potentially creating the greatest humanitarian crisis we’ve seen in our lifetime since Syria. There are a couple of ways to help. One is to call your representatives and demand they end sanctions against Afghanistan, ease restrictions of aid send to Afghanistan, and draft and then pass a bill sending funds and resources to the people of Afghanistan. We most also petition our representatives and the president to increase the number of Afghanistan refugees we are resettling and end all deportations.
Pass the Afghan Adjustment act
Call your representatives and tell them you want them to pass the Afghan Adjustment Act which would allow Afghan paroles to seek legal permanent residence in the US
Support Resettlement Orgs
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
Kabul Small Animal Rescue fundraiser-a shelter founded by an American woman still in Afghanistan to train her all Afghan staff to care for animals
Help My Mother Neighbors feed their families organized by Gulwali Passarlay-A fundraiser organized by an Afghan family to help their neighbors survive the famine
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.