Afghan Crisis Appeal
AFGHAN CRISIS APPEAL
The people of Afghanistan need our help. Today we have launched an emergency appeal for those affected by the crisis.
Following the withdrawal of Western allies in Afghanistan and the Taliban taking power, the country has been in turmoil. Many fear for their lives. Home is no longer safe.
In the midst of the turbulence, there have been targeted acts of terrorism and a high risk of violence for those trying to flee.
The country is facing a humanitarian crisis.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, report that between January and September 2021, 665,000 people were newly displaced within the country. There are also 2.2 million Afghan refugees registered in neighbouring countries Iran and Pakistan. The international community is calling for open borders to ensure the safe passage of people who are seeking asylum elsewhere.
Thankfully, through the global Caritas Internationalis network, we are able to provide vital emergency relief. Our partners are making sure those in need have access to food, clean water, sanitation and hygiene kits to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Please keep the people of Afghanistan in your thoughts and prayers, and consider reaching out in compassion and donating today.