Over the years we have had many incredible helpers and visitors from Afghanistan. The news coming from Afghanistan these past weeks have been extremely distressing to both see and hear. We all can do something, to help support Afghani people, both in Afghanistan and where they may be resettled in these coming months. The following are just a few suggestions and tips on where to get started.
- Participate (in line with your local COVID-19 restrictions) in protests in your local/national areas.
- Think about signing petitions such as https://www.change.org/p/create-safe-passages-from-afghanistan-kabul-taliban
- Write to your local council/MP and ask what they are doing to support newly settled refugees in your area.
There are still International Organisations who have stayed in Afghanistan and continue to provide support on the ground where and when it is needed. Some examples are:
Also think about recently resettled Afghanis or newly arrived Afghanis in your local area. They may need either material help such as household items, or someone to help them navigate social service systems. Do some research with how you can help. Some examples are: