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  • Writer's pictureJessica M. Cadavid, Esq.

The people of Afghanistan need you now more than ever- Help the refugees by lending them your voice.

Below are some resources from the American Immigration Lawyers Association for helping the people of Afghanistan:

1. Get in touch with your elected officials

Lend your voice by texting “Crisis” to 52886

This will send a letter to your representative on your behalf to support the people of Afghanistan by urging them to change the law and protect the people.

2. Haven’t you used your airline miles? Donate them to Afghan refugees

If you have airline miles you haven’t touched in a while due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can donate them to refugees, asylum-seekers, and their immediate family members who have legal approval to travel but cannot afford airfare by going to

3. Donate to relief funds and aid organizations helping people in Afghanistan

Many international organizations have started emergency relief funds in the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan’s capital city. The International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Rescue Committee, Doctors Without Borders, Urgent Crisis Relief for Afghanistan, Relief International, and the U.S. UN Human Rights Committee are looking for donations to help them continue their humanitarian assistance in the region.

4. Support Afghan women Women and young girls in Afghanistan are at greater risk of persecution and violence under Taliban rule, but you can help support them abroad. Women for Women International has launched a donation campaign to help Afghan women. The organization says it has reached over 120,000 women in the area over the past few decades and hopes to increase services for those displaced by the current exodus in the country.

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