When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban the world looked on hopelessly as the country fell back into a new dark age. Thankfully these charities are still there and working to help its people.

This is a feature from Issue 7 of Charitable Traveller. Click to read more from this issue.

Afghanaid

In 2021 this charity will help over 1,247,800 vulnerable people suffering from conflict, displacement, economic hardship and Covid-19. With offices in Kabul and four provinces, Afghanaid is working to deliver both UN-funded emergency assistance and important development work focused on climate change adaptation and improving livelihoods. Afghanaid’s strong local roots and its reputation for impartiality are a strength as it works to provide basic services and give Afghans the tools to help themselves.
afghanaid.org.uk

International Rescue Committee

 The IRC has worked in Afghanistan since 1988 and remains on the ground to offer its vital services. Your donation could help the IRC set up mobile health clinics, distribute cash to provide families with essentials and work with Afghans to find livelihood opportunities. In July, just before foreign forces withdrew, IRC staff talked with Afghan school girls about the importance of education – you can read their thoughts on its website. rescue.org

British Red Cross

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are in all 34 of Afghanistan’s provinces, providing essential relief and supporting medical facilities. It runs over 150 health centres and clinics and a Covid-19 hospital in Kabul. The charity has also supported 400 Afghan families arriving in Hertfordshire. Donating £40 could provide psychosocial support to help them recover from their distressing experience, while £150 can provide essential items for those arriving with few belongings. The charity also runs a tracing service for those looking for family in Afghanistan. redcross.org.uk

Islamic Aid

Millions of Afghans are currently struggling to eat due to one of the worst droughts Afghanistan has ever seen. Faith-led Islamic Aid is on the ground and has initiated an emergency response. By donating £50 you can provide hygiene and water storage kits for a displaced family, while £100 can provide a food pack for a family for a month. £550 can provide a displaced family with emergency shelter.
islamicaid.com

Médecins sans frontières

Since May this year clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have claimed thousands of lives and hospitals have been caught in the crossfire, cutting off treatment for the wounded. Now, there are concerns about the availability of medical supplies. In five locations across Afghanistan, MSF teams are treating emergency trauma cases, supporting people with chronic conditions and welcoming new life in uncertain times.
msf.org.uk 

When Afghanistan fell to the Taliban the world looked on hopelessly as the country fell back into a new dark age. Thankfully these charities are still there and working to help its people.

This is a feature from Issue 7 of Charitable Traveller. Click to read more from this issue.

Afghanaid

In 2021 this charity will help over 1,247,800 vulnerable people suffering from conflict, displacement, economic hardship and Covid-19. With offices in Kabul and four provinces, Afghanaid is working to deliver both UN-funded emergency assistance and important development work focused on climate change adaptation and improving livelihoods. Afghanaid’s strong local roots and its reputation for impartiality are a strength as it works to provide basic services and give Afghans the tools to help themselves.
afghanaid.org.uk

International Rescue Committee

 The IRC has worked in Afghanistan since 1988 and remains on the ground to offer its vital services. Your donation could help the IRC set up mobile health clinics, distribute cash to provide families with essentials and work with Afghans to find livelihood opportunities. In July, just before foreign forces withdrew, IRC staff talked with Afghan school girls about the importance of education – you can read their thoughts on its website. rescue.org

British Red Cross

The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are in all 34 of Afghanistan’s provinces, providing essential relief and supporting medical facilities. It runs over 150 health centres and clinics and a Covid-19 hospital in Kabul. The charity has also supported 400 Afghan families arriving in Hertfordshire. Donating £40 could provide psychosocial support to help them recover from their distressing experience, while £150 can provide essential items for those arriving with few belongings. The charity also runs a tracing service for those looking for family in Afghanistan. redcross.org.uk

Islamic Aid

Millions of Afghans are currently struggling to eat due to one of the worst droughts Afghanistan has ever seen. Faith-led Islamic Aid is on the ground and has initiated an emergency response. By donating £50 you can provide hygiene and water storage kits for a displaced family, while £100 can provide a food pack for a family for a month. £550 can provide a displaced family with emergency shelter.
islamicaid.com

Médecins sans frontières

Since May this year clashes between Afghan forces and the Taliban have claimed thousands of lives and hospitals have been caught in the crossfire, cutting off treatment for the wounded. Now, there are concerns about the availability of medical supplies. In five locations across Afghanistan, MSF teams are treating emergency trauma cases, supporting people with chronic conditions and welcoming new life in uncertain times.
msf.org.uk