How to Help Afghans in Afghanistan and CanadaWritten by Making Headlines
The people of Afghanistan are in dire need of humanitarian aid and Canada has committed to accepting 20,000 Afghan refugees.
How can you help?
The following is an list of ways you can support the people of Afghanistan at home and abroad.
We will keep updating this page as more resources, opportunities, and campaigns come to our attention.
Canadian Campaign for Afghan Peace's Afghanistan Resource Guide was created to serve as a central online Resource Hub for information on the Afghan refugee resettlement process compiled by Afghan Youth Engagement and Development Initiative (AYEDI). It contains information on Humanitarian Relief Campaigns, Afghan Legal Professionals, Settlement Services, etc. It is a live Google document so you can also make suggestions for resources to add.
Lifeline Afghanistan: Lifeline Afghanistan is a non-partisan network of individuals and organizations responding to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Primarily, Lifeline Afghanistan is focused on engaging Canadians in supporting the private sponsorship and in developing innovative strategies to provide social and economic opportunities for Afghan refugees to Canada. Building on the successful support for mobilization of Indochinese refugees through Operation Lifeline (1979) and for Syrian refugees through Operation Lifeline Syria (2015), Lifeline Afghanistan aims to complement these existing initiatives so that Afghan refugees can be supported socially and economically thereby enriching the communities and landscapes of Canada.
Where to Donate to Support People in Afghanistan
- Islamic Relief Canada Afghanistan Emergency Appeal
- IDRF Afghanistan Emergency Appeal
- UNHCR Canada (partnership with Bank of Montreal)
Where to Donate to Support Afghan Refugees in Canada
- The Toronto Region Afghan Resettlement Fund (United Way Toronto)
- Afghan Refugee Settlement Initiative (Calgary Catholic Immigration Society)
Help to Sponsor Afghan Refugees
Afghan Canadian Community Organizations to Follow
Supporting Afghan Ethnic and Religious Minorities
- Canadian Hazara Humanitarian Services (CHHS)
- Hazara Women Organization
- Manmeet Singh Bhullar Foundation (Afghan Sikhs)
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