Helping Our Afghan Allies
Together we can respond.
Thousands of Afghan families are becoming increasingly vulnerable following the Taliban takeover.
Some of those facing the greatest danger are men and women whose association with the U.S. is now threatening their lives and the lives of their families.
In the last year alone, World Relief Chicagoland has come alongside over 500 Afghans – 370 who evacuated from Kabul – to help them rebuild their lives.
Together we can respond.
Resources For Afghan Community Support
Frequently Asked Questions
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For Volunteers & Donors
If you’re like us, the situation in Afghanistan breaks your heart. It feels overwhelming, massive and it's hard to see what you can do to help.
Here’s the good news. When you join us today, you can.
For the last 20 years, World Relief has welcomed, befriended, advocated for and helped support thousands of Afghan immigrants in vulnerable situations in communities all across our nation. And we’ve done so with the help of bold and compassionate women and men just like you.
Together, you can continue supporting Afghans in the United States, building communities of love and welcome where everyone can flourish.
You can seek justice and mercy for the most vulnerable, using your voices to influence those in positions of power who can save lives. We have an active Advocacy Action to Protect Vulnerable Afghans that needs bold and compassionate people like you.
Together, we can provide hope, healing and restoration to the suffering.
Let us create change that lasts.
Your generosity makes a transformative and lifelong impact. When you give, you’ll join our family of passionate changemakers committed to changing our community and our world.
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We know you care about the lives of those in vulnerable situations and long to serve them in your community and around the world. Yet, finding the right resources and tools you need to learn how to help can be nearly impossible. Here’s the good news, we have a solution!
The Workshop. The World Relief Workshop is a collective space for individuals and teams to connect, learn and grow so you can better serve people in your community and around the world. You will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge through Learning, Equipping and Connecting
"I helped U.S. troops in Afghanistan. I’m safe now, but I worry for friends I left behind."
Program participant Seeta Habib and her family were resettled in Memphis in October 2020 through the special immigrant visa program. She and her husband had served as interpreters and journalists for U.S. forces in their home country, and they were consequently targeted by the Taliban. Read her story here.
Recently, the President announced that the U.S. would withdraw from Afghanistan, increasing the attacks from the Taliban on Afghan nationals who supported the U.S. mission and violence against Afghan women and children. Hear from Jenny Yang, SVP of Advocacy and Policy and Ken Primus, Office Director of World Relief Tri-Cities (who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan) about what can the U.S. do to #SaveOurAllies and how can we respond.