If you wish to help people at risk in Afghanistan
We have prepared a list of resources and contact organizations in English and Farsi/Dari for people at risk in Afghanistan. Please forward this list to any person or organization that may benefit from it.
Here are some actions you can take in support of Afghan communities:
- Donate to organizations helping Afghans find safety. Asylum Access has compiled a non-exhaustive list of organizations working on this issue. We will be updating this list over the next few weeks.
- Women Globally Working to Protect Afghan Women (Women’s Regional Network)– All of the money raised is being used to get women activists and leaders into safe houses and apartments with security.
- Women for Afghan Women — The largest women’s organization in Afghanistan, with over 850 local Afghan staff working to provide support services to women, children, and families.
- Revolutionary Association for the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) — The oldest political/social organization of Afghan women struggling for peace, freedom, democracy and women’s rights in Afghanistan.
- Afghan Journalists Safety Committee — They are protecting journalists on the ground in Afghanistan.
- International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) — They are providing legal assistance to Afghans who need to be evacuated.
- Evacuate Our Allies — A project by Human Rights First focused on evacuating the 20,000+ Afghans who have worked alongside the US forces and government agencies.
If you’re located in the United States, here is some additional actions you can take:
- Write to the US President and Congress. Click here to contact respective offices and express your support for bringing Afghans to safety. Specifically ask to increase the resettlement of Afghans to the US.
- Support Afghans in the United States. When Afghan refugees arrive in the US, organizations may recruit volunteers to assist refugees as they adjust to life in the US. This includes helping refugees, along with their families, find housing, secure employment, etc. It also includes helping purchase household items for newly-arrived families. Enter your zip code on this page and find volunteer opportunities near you.
If you’re located outside of the United States, you can also:
- Contact your government representatives to demand that your country provides a safe haven for Afghan individuals and families fleeing persecution.
- Contact the your national refugee council to see what local volunteering opportunities are available to welcome Afghan families into your community.