Ways to Support Afghan Refugees

The situation in Afghanistan is incredibly dire as we have been discussing for weeks on Deep State Radio.  However, there are a variety of ways that Deep State Radio Nerds can help.  Below are a list of charitable organizations that are working to serve Afghan Refugees coming to the United States.

  • Human Rights First is seeking pro bono lawyers to assist Afghan evacuees.
  • The International Refugee Assistance Project is soliciting donations to offer legal services to displaced Afghans.
  • The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is directing volunteers to its location-based sign-up page to assist Afghan refugees with travel from the airport, settling into their apartments or providing a meal.
  • Keeping Our Promise, based in Rochester, N.Y., offers resettlement services, including skilled trades training and accommodation support.
  • The International Medical Corps, which has operated in Afghanistan since 1984, offers medical training and services in the country and is soliciting donations to its emergency relief fund.
  • The International Rescue Committee is aiming to raise $10 million to “deliver lifesaving aid” in Afghanistan. Local chapters of the organization are also seeking volunteers to assist those who arrive through the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa in their search for employment and housing.
  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities, in partnership with community organizations, is providing resettlement services and child care to Special Immigrant Visa holders from Afghanistan in Fort Lee, Va.
  • The City of Fremont, Calif., home to a large population of Afghan immigrants, is collecting donations to support local charities providing essential items to newcomers.
  • New American Pathways, a nonprofit for resettlement based in Atlanta, is seeking volunteers to support Afghan refugees.
  • Women for Women International is collecting donations for its emergency relief fund.
  • Vital Voices, in partnership with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, has set up a fund to protect women’s rights activists in Afghanistan and those who have been evacuated from the country.
  • Hearts & Homes for Refugees is an advocacy group for people who have Special Immigration Visas, including Afghan translators, engineers, security guards, embassy clerks, logisticians and soldiers who helped the U.S. efforts. It is accepting financial contributions.
  • No One Left Behind is a U.S.-based nonprofit devoted to “ensuring that America keeps its promise to our allies and their families who risked their lives for our freedom.” The organization aids Afghan interpreters trying to get visas and resettling in the country. It is accepting donations.
  • Miles4Migrants accepts donated airline frequent flier miles, credit card points and cash to help people reunite with loved ones or resettle in a new country after fleeing their own that’s imperiled by war, persecution or disaster.
  • Fremont, California — home to an Afghan diaspora enclave — is collecting donations to support local charities providing essential items to incoming refugees.
  • Jewish Family and Community Services, in the East Bat, created an Afghan evacuation effort to help families moving to the community.
  • Refugee Services of Texas is seeking volunteers to help Afghan refugees with apartment setup, orientation and transportation.
  • The Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia, a refugee resettlement agency, has volunteer opportunities for people welcoming Afghan families into their communities. The agency also established an Amazon Wish List for items to help stock refugees’ homes and is accepting donations.

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