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On Sunday the Taliban took control of the Afghan capital Kabul after the US troops withdrew Collapse of the country’s military. Many Afghans are now at risk, including journalists, diplomats, people who worked for or helped the US, and Women and girls. You may have seen harrowing footage of Afghans so desperately on the run that they are clung to a jet taking off from Kabul airport.
If you want to help people in Afghanistan, here are some humanitarian organizations still operating in the country that are accepting donations:
- the International Rescue Committee wants to stay in Afghanistan as long as possible. You write: “We support displaced families with shelter, clean water, sanitation and other basic needs. We provide cash assistance and help people find a livelihood. And we create safe learning spaces and, among other things, offer community-based education. “
- the UN refugee agency helps Afghans to get to safety in neighboring countries. They write that their “emergency teams are already on site and deliver life-saving items such as blankets, sleeping mats and tents”.
- Doctors Without Borders (also known by its French acronym MSF) provides medical care. You write: “The staff at MSF continue to treat patients under dire circumstances in all of our projects.”
- Based in the UK AfghanAid writes that they have closed their office in Kabul, but are still active in other areas of the country: “We are currently responding with emergency aid where it is needed and supporting families who have lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of the conflict.”
- Miles4Migrants accepts promises of frequent flyer miles, travel vouchers and credit card points, and provides you with a refugee who needs a flight that you can book for them and helps them meet loved ones again or get to their new home.
- the Refugee Council USA is a network of organizations in the USA that support refugees. You can donate or search for volunteer services in your area on their website. Sponsors are needed to meet refugees and help them adjust to their new communities.