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Raksha Statement on Afghanistan
& Global Humanitarian Crises
(August 2021)


As an organization that serves immigrant and refugee survivors of abuse and violence for 26 years, Raksha is watching the situation in Afghanistan with deep sadness. 

Our hearts go out to individuals, who are fleeing from political upheaval and violence and those who remain behind facing serious threats to their life, rights and safety, during a global pandemic.

We also hold in our hearts the continuing or unfolding crises in Syria, Lebanon, Cuba, Central Sahel, Northern Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Venezuela, Yemen, South Sudan, Ethiopia and the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti.

These escalating refugee/asylee and humanitarian crises are issues of global concern.

Nonprofit organizations that are working tirelessly at the local, national and international level to address this global crisis need your support.

These escalating refugee/asylee and humanitarian crises are issues of global concern.

Please consider supporting our partners who are resettling refugees/asylees coming from Afghanistan and other countries.

Love and light,

Raksha Team


 

Donate household kit supplies:

The Welcome Coop is collecting “household kit” supplies for newly-arriving refugee families. To get involved, email John at [email protected]

Ways you can help:
(Source Credit: GAIN

➝ Ask your elected representatives to support the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to protect Afghan nationals who worked with the U.S. government in Afghanistan. Our partners at New American Pathways have posted information and a script here: https://newamericanpathways.org/action-alert-siv-advocacy/
➝ Donate to organizations providing relief on the ground in Haiti. This list from CNN distributes donations to 17 organizations providing help: https://action.publicgood.com/.../652a7503-fe9f-44e5-95d8...
➝ Donate to organizations providing relief on the ground to displaced people in Afghanistan, such as the International Rescue Committee (https://help.rescue.org/donate/afghanistan)
➝ Donate to organizations like GAIN (https://georgiaasylum.org) who assist asylum-seekers in the U.S. including those who, after this weekend, have found that they can no longer safely return to their homes.