Like so many of you, we are heartbroken watching the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan unfold. In particular, the short-term and long-term impact of the fundamentalist takeover of the country on women and girls, children and families, and people with disabilities is deeply concerning. We know those remaining in the country are likely in extreme danger. There is no easy solution to what is happening in Afghanistan. But our history, our tradition, our humanity calls us to act.
There is no easy solution to what is happening in Afghanistan. But our history, our tradition, our humanity calls us to act. Here are four ways you can help:
- Advocate: Sign our petition to the Biden administration below urging swift evacuation and resettlement of thousands of Afghans in imminent danger.
- Educate: Join HIAS for a briefing on Monday, Aug 23 at 4:00 pm ET on the current state of affairs in Afghanistan, what it means for those left behind, what to expect for refugees, and Special Immigrant Visas moving forward, and how you can take action. Register here.
- Volunteer: Afghan refugees will be arriving in the United States as soon as flights can start leaving Kabul, and we will need volunteers to help welcome them. Contact a HIAS resettlement partner or another local refugee agency to sign up.
- Share: NCJW created this graphic and sample posts for your individual, organizational, and Section social media accounts. Help amplify what is happening in Afghanistan, the importance of welcoming the stranger, and how your network can get involved by raising awareness on social media and with your communities.