Continuous Updates on Afghanistan

Last updated on September 17, 2021

Please make sure to check back often for updates! If you would like to donate to displaced families and those who have fled the country, please click here.

Since the news broke about Afghanistan, people all around the world have come together to help the people of Afghanistan. Because of the generosity and outpouring of love, GHNI can feed over 3,000 families! This is similar to feeding every man, woman and child in 20 villages. THANK YOU for your support! 

As the days continue, GHNI remains committed to the following 3 objectives: 

1. Alleviate the suffering caused by the collapse of the government, with a special emphasis on helping women and children.

2. Help those who want to and have left Afghanistan.

3. Lay the foundation, so we can continue our work of sustainable development, to help the Hidden and Hurting in Afghanistan.

 

Below are updates from 09/17/2021 about the work and situation in Afghanistan: 

  • Through your generosity, we have gotten tens of thousands of dollars into the country to help hundreds of families.
  • We need to strike the balance getting as much money in as possible, without arousing the suspicion or wrath of the Taliban.
  • Several of our vulnerable staff wishing to get out are stranded, along with hundreds of thousands wanting to leave.  We hope there will be a break in this stalemate soon.
  • We are helping several former staff and partners, both inside and outside the USA, who were able to evacuate before airspace was closed, by filling out Priority Immigration Visa Applications, recommending/offering homes to settle in, and with requests like new eyeglasses, running shoes, and art supplies.
  • The UN and other aid agencies warn that one million Afghan children are at risk of starvation and death if their immediate needs are not met.
  • Until the end of today - Your gift to help displaced families in Afghanistan will be matched! Gifts up to $50 USD will be matched 50% through GlobalGiving! It costs $40 to feed a family for 1 week, but with this match you can help feed almost 2 families! 

Below are updates from 09/10/2021 about the work and situation in Afghanistan: 

  • Today, out of the blue, we received a call from a former employee of GHNI who was being “processed” at a military base near Washington DC. He safely got out, along with the 4 people in his family.
  • Several former employees, and partners were able to escape, but we still have some vulnerable current staff, mostly women, children, and religious minorities that haven’t been able to leave yet.  Some were within 50 yards of Abbey gate at the Kabul Airport right before the attack and are on the manifest of the charter flights that haven’t been cleared to take off. We are very concerned about them. We will update as soon as we know they have gotten out. 
  • There is currently no functioning banking system in Afghanistan right now. However, we have been able to send funds to help and feed hundreds of displaced families. Although our fourth transfer of funds hit a snag, we were finally able to get the relief money to those who need it most.  We are working on using multiple streams to get funds into the country. THANK YOU for your generosity! 
  • We are anticipating a burgeoning refugee situation as desperate people who are fleeing Taliban rule spill over into neighboring countries. Our staff and partners are already helping them in those countries. 
  • We have been in contact with our staff at the Women Empowerment Centers and hope to resume very soon. We will know more once the situation on the ground is clearer.

 

Below are updates from 09/03/2021: 

  • Because of the generosity and outpouring of love, Global Hope can feed over 2,500 families. THANK YOU for your compassion and concern.
  • We have started to send in our first finances to help buy relief supplies through non-traditional methods. All banks have been closed for 3 business weeks, already.
  • All Afghan airspace is closed. We are still working on evacuating several vulnerable staff and their dependents.
  • We are anticipating a burgeoning refugee situation as desperate people who are fleeing Taliban rule spill over into neighboring countries. Our staff and partners are already helping them.

Thank you for making it possible to give Help and Hope to the people of Afghanistan!

If you would like to donate to displaced families and those who have traveled outside the country, please click here. If you would like to return to the Afghanistan Disaster Response, please click here.

 

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