Act For Afghanistan: Ways to Continue Supporting
As Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in August, we launched a snap print sale to raise money for an extraordinary organisation called EMERGENCY hospitals.
What happened next, took us all by surprise.
From the profits raised from the print sale we have been able to donate over $123,000 to EMERGENCY hospitals. These are crucial funds that will help save lives over the bitter winter ahead.
But now is not the time to stop reading, talking and thinking about Afghanistan. The situation continues to worsen by the day. So we've put together a few actions that you can take to make sure the world doesn't turn its back on Afghanistan, when it needs us all the most. Please share with anyone who might be interested!
EMERGENCY remain committed to their work in Afghanistan, providing free, non-partisan healthcare across the country. Even though our print sale has now ended, you can still donate directly through their website. To read more about their dedication to the country read their report of 20 years of war here.
An emergency aid project operating in Bamiyan Afghanistan set up by our friend and partner, Sajjad Husaini, to support young children who have been orphaned and left to look after their (approximately 40) families in Afghanistan. Read more & support here.
Support Mobile Libraries Reach Children of Kabul
Charmaghz is a Kabul based NGO, turning old public buses into mobile libraries, promoting critical thinking, providing a space for children to read, think, and ask questions. Read more and support here.
Support Free Press and Etilaat Roz Newspaper in Afghanistan
Etilaat Roz Newspaper has been at the forefront of holding the powerful to account in Afghanistan. Etilaat Roz Newspaper has continued to champion democratic values and freedom of press in Afghanistan despite the extremely challenging circumstances. Read more about their work and how you can support here.
Toolkit to Support Afghans Under Threat
Links put together by @Blingistan, with different resources and campaigns. *Please note that these may not all still be relevant.
This is not an exhaustive list. Please message us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you think there is more we must add. Thank you!
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