Helping Our Afghan Allies
Together we can respond.
We all remember the headlines coming out of Afghanistan in August 2021.
Images of people at the airport desperately trying to escape from their own country. Planes packed wall to wall with men, women and children.
Many of you wanted to help and gave to World Relief, trusting us with your resources and your compassion. We take that trust seriously. Your generosity has impacted the lives of thousands of Afghans who made it to safety in the U.S.
Together, we’ve welcomed more than 2,300 Afghan women, men and children to our communities. By mid-February, we expect to resettle an additional 1,000 Afghans. This level of activity requires more staff, more volunteers, more churches, more donors and more prayer.
Together, we can respond.
For Volunteers & Partners
If you’re like us, the situation in Afghanistan breaks your heart. It feels overwhelming, 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.
Whether serving as a host family, setting up a new apartment, serving as a Good Neighbor volunteer, or coming alongside our vital programs and services, you can join our global network of over 95,000 volunteers positively impacting our world by dedicating your time and resources as a volunteer.
Your generosity is transformative and will provide immediate and ongoing support for individuals and families arriving from Afghanistan to the U.S. Your gift today goes directly to helping people in their most vulnerable moments, making lasting impact for generations.
To learn more check out our resources
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.
As World Relief continues to resettle Afghans who were evacuated from Afghanistan, we are reminded that resettlement often comes with both grief and gratitude.
For Afghans like David, resettling in North Texas has been an immense gift of safety, security and community. And yet, he feels the heartache of leaving his home and extended family behind. We are grateful to David for sharing his story with us. Read his story here.