Help & Useful Resources

These resources are compiled for people who need assistance: veterans, refugees and asylum seekers, and people still trying to flee Afghanistan. NB: These are organizations we are directly connected to via interviewees or that interviewees themselves recommended.

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Afghan Diaspora for Equality and Progress

Afghan The Afghan Diaspora for Equality and Progress (ADEP) is a non-profit organization consisting of Afghan-American professionals, scholars, and activists from across the country. We are bound together by a vision of a brighter, more equitable future. To raise awareness of social injustice and to organize and empower change-makers. We are committed to the intentional self development necessary to facilitate and collaborate with the next generation of young Afghans while creating an equitable future.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans in the U.S.
Website: http://adeprogress.org/about-us/
Contact: Halema Wali

Afghan Medical Professionals Association

Afghan Medical Professionals Association is U.S. based, but has been supporting with medical assistance and mental health services for Afghans still in country and in transit.

Location: Afghanistan
Category: Afghans still in the country and in transit
Website: https://www.ampaa.org/

Afghans for a Better Tomorrow

We are a group of dedicated progressive organizers in the Afghan diaspora devoted to a vision for a peaceful Afghanistan. Our mission is to bring about transformative change for Afghans in the United States and beyond.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans in the U.S.
Website: https://www.weareafghans.org/about-us
Contact: Halema Wali

Aman Lara

Aman Lara is the non-profit organization of veterans, former interpreters, and volunteers who get good people out of bad places. We exist because Canada needs an organization to support the evacuation of vulnerable people from nations in crisis. Since our inception, Aman Lara has helped thousands of Afghans escape the Taliban and come to Canada. Our name: “Aman Lara” is Pashto for Sheltered Path, is rooted in our deep connection to the people of Afghanistan. Our commitment to supporting the evacuation and resettlement of 40,000 Afghans to Canada remains absolute, even as we expand to help others escape peril. Aman Lara alludes to leading people safely out of a place of danger to a brighter future.

Location: Canada
Category: Afghans still in the country
Website: https://amanlara.com/aboutamanlara

Ascentria Care Alliance

Ascentria Care Alliance has been leading in organizing Neighborhood Support Teams for new arrivals to the New England region. With the impending arrival of at Afghans last summer, Ascentria concluded that the best way to effectively resettle would be to tap into the power of local communities for help. To mobilize the generous, caring public into a network of support, Ascentria has partnered with local communities and organizations to engage volunteers throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By organizing Neighborhood Support Teams (NSTs), each comprised of 20-30 volunteers that are overseen by an Ascentria case manager, together we are creating a sustainable community-based model of resettlement.

Location: New England (MA, NH) USA
Category: Refugee resettlement in New England, USA
Website: https://www.ascentria.org/about

Bamyan Foundation

Bamyan Foundation has been sustaining Hazara communities inside of Afghanistan disproportionately impacted and discriminated against under the Taliban regime.

Location: Afghanistan
Category: People still in the country
Website: https://bamyanfoundation.org/

European Council on Refugees and Exiles

ECRE is an alliance of 105 NGOs across 39 European countries. ECRE’s mission is to protect and advance the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, and other forcibly displaced persons in Europe and in Europe’s external policies.

Location: EU
Category: Refugee policy
Website: https://ecre.org/
Contact: Reshad Jalali

Flanders Fields

Flanders Fields is a group of Army and Marine veterans on a mission to help other veterans in any way possible. As veterans, we understand the true problems and situations our soldiers deal with when coming home. Veterans are often faced with great challenges after service, including PTSD, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), alcoholism, overmedication, homelessness, and opiate addiction. When Afghanistan fell, Flanders Fields pivoted to helping Afghans who had helped American servicepeople during the war to acquire visas and flee the country. It also helps Afghans still trapped in the country by housing them in safe houses and getting them what they need as they hide, waiting for Flanders Fields to work on their asylum cases.

Location: USA
Category: Veterans and Afghans still in the country
Website: https://flandersfields.org/pages/mission
Contact: Ben Owen

Frontline Defenders

Front Line Defenders (FLD) is an international human rights organization founded in Dublin in 2001, with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs). FLD works to improve the security and protection of human rights defenders and organizations around the world at risk for their peaceful and legitimate human rights work. As identified by human rights defenders themselves, FLD responds to protection and security needs by providing support through grants, capacity building, visibility, networking, and advocacy, at the international, regional and local levels.

Location: Ireland
Category: Afghans still in the country
Website: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/who-we-are

Hearts and Homes for Refugees

Hearts and Homes for Refugees – Westchester County, NY based org that has been doing great resettlement work in NYS and has been emphasizing Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) cases in particular

Location: Westchester, NY
Category: Resettlement in New York
Website: https://www.heartsandhomesforrefugees.org/

Irish Refugee Council

We provide services and support for people seeking protection and people recognized as refugees in Ireland and advocate for humane and dignified protection procedures and responses to people fleeing persecution. We work with people who have to flee their home country, as it is no longer safe for them to be there. The most visible example of this is people fleeing war or conflict. However, persecution is not always born of war or conflict. We also work with people who face persecution that is less visible. People who have experienced torture, death threats, and violence because of aspects of their identity or their actions – persecution based on their sexual identity, their religious beliefs, their political stance, for protesting, for being female or for being an ethnic minority.

Location: Ireland
Category: Afghans still in the country and in transit;
refugee resettlement in Ireland
Website: https://www.irishrefugeecouncil.ie/who-we-are
Contact: Rory O’Neill

Kabul Luftbrücke

We are an initiative of the civilian population, which is aware of this responsibility towards the Afghan people and accepts this responsibility. With the help of your donations and our commitment, we have already evacuated almost two thousand people and supported another thousand people in their evacuation. And we don’t stop. Since the Taliban came to power, the German government has not managed to evacuate everyone who has been accepted. On top of that, tens of thousands of threatened Afghans – teachers, judges, athletes, employees of the security forces, employees of Western organizations and many more – are holding out without a confirmation of admission. While the federal government does not fully accept this responsibility for these people, we have become a contact point for threatened Afghans, have local networks, know the best evacuation routes, and fight for the admission of threatened people in Germany. We work every day on evacuations and for an acceptance letter for vulnerable Afghans.

Location: Germany
Category: Afghans still in the country and in transit to Germany
Website: https://www.kabulluftbruecke.de/

Keeping our Promise

Keeping Our Promise focuses on resettlement assistance for endangered wartime allies, and is based in Rochester, NY.

Location: Rochester, NY
Category: Resettlement
Website: https://www.keepingourpromise.org/

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capitol Area as a resettlement agency has resettled something like more than 4000 Afghans since August (might be the largest resettlement with one agency) in the DC, Maryland, and Northern Virginia

Location: DC, MD, VA , USA
Category: Resettlement in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
Website: https://lssnca.org/

Miles4Migrants

Miles4Migrants is a 501(c)(3) charity, dedicated to using donated frequent flyer miles to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster start a new beginning in a new home. We partner with other nonprofits to identify refugees, asylees, asylum-seekers, and their immediate family members who have legal approval to travel, but cannot afford airfare. Together, we can transform miles into a life-changing force for good.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans still in the country and in transit
Website: https://miles4migrants.org/

No One Left Behind

No One Left Behind is the leading national organization dedicated to ensuring that America keeps its promise to U.S. interpreters and employees in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans still in the country
Website: https://www.nooneleft.org/

Task Force Argo

Task Force Argo is a group of private citizens working to evacuate Americans and Afghan partners stranded in Afghanistan. We intend to honor the commitment our country has made and will not rest until this objective is fulfilled. 2663 people have already been successfully evacuated. All flights are sponsored by our generous donors, other private organizations, or the U.S. Government making them free of charge for all Task Force Argo evacuees. Task Force Argo will never charge a refugee for a seat on a plane and will not accept bribes to increase an evacuee’s prioritization.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans still in the country and in transit
Website: https://www.taskforceargo.com/

Team America Relief

Team America Relief is a group of citizen liaison volunteers (CLVs) who — through our collective knowledge, open-source information, and hard work — support ongoing evacuation efforts in Afghanistan. Team America Relief (TAR) augments governmental relief services and NGOs, harnessing the power of community and technology to provide crisis relief services that empower people at risk and their communities.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans still in the country and in transit
Website: https://www.teamamericarelief.org/about
Contact: Ahn-Thu

Team - THEMIS

Our mission is to protect persecuted people in Afghanistan and to be a light to the most vulnerable groups including women and children from all faiths and backgrounds, who otherwise have little hope of seeing a future without violence and oppression. In partnership with the Aleph Institute, Allied Shepherd, and other stakeholders we provide financial, emotional, and medical support to these groups until viable solutions for their evacuation and resettlement can be realized and achieved.

Location: USA/Afghanistan
Category: Women and girls still in the country and in transit
Website: https://www.teamthemis.org/
Contact: Mary Bell

Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry

Welcoming Alliance for Refugee Ministry is based in western Massachusetts and has been supporting with Afghan refugee integration in the area.

Location: Western Massachusetts, USA
Category: Resettlement in Massachusetts
Website: https://www.warmwelcoming.org/about-3

Women's Regional Network

Women’s Regional Network has been supporting protection and safe houses in Afghanistan for women human rights defenders and civil society leaders.

Location: Afghanistan
Category: Women still in the country
Website: https://www.womensregionalnetwork.org/

Stretch More

Stretch More is a mobile empowerment parkour for the physically disabled, where they learn survival skills, entrepreneurship, leadership and sports activities.

Location: Afghanistan
Category: Afghans still in the country
Website: https://stretchmore.org/

Warrior Angels Rescue

Since August of 2021, Warrior Angels Rescue has been evacuating girls, women, and their families from the humanitarian crisis that is escalating in Afghanistan after the United States left and helping them with resettlement.

Location: USA
Category: Afghans trying to flee
Website: https://www.warriorangelsrescue.org/
Contact: Valerie Edmondson Bolaños