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.
Together we can respond.
Resources For Afghan Community Support
Frequently Asked Questions
Information is changing rapidly, and we will do our best to update regularly.
Last updated 8/24/2021
For Volunteers & Partners
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.
At World Relief, over the past twenty years we’ve welcomed, befriended, advocated for, and helped support thousands of Afghan immigrants in vulnerable situations to communities all across our nation. This work has happened within our mission and experience resettling refugees from all over the world. And we’ve done so with the help of bold and compassionate women and men just like you.
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.
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, let’s show the world that America is a place of welcome and that we are a people of welcome. When you give today, you join us in bringing hope, healing and restoration right here in Chicagoland.
As we are rebuilding to welcome more refugees across Chicagoland, donating furniture and household goods is a tangible and important way to extend welcome and build community! Consider giving tangible items today.
Together, we can provide hope, healing, and restoration to the suffering.
Let us create change that lasts.
Register for HERE TO WELCOME 4.0 for ongoing learning.
This event is part of our monthly info session series in which we provide the latest updates on refugee resettlement and immigration. This month will focus on how to serve as a group. September 23, 2021, at noon on Zoom.
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.
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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.