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2021 Afghanistan Emergency Aid Fund


Violence is escalating in Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the presidential palace and seizing control over the country. Bright Funds established the 2021 Afghanistan Emergency Aid Fund to support organizations working to deliver aid to areas in conflict and support displaced people in Kabul. This fund is comprised of pre-vetted nonprofits providing emergency response in the region. Through a single tax deductible donation to the Fund, you can support multiple organizations’ initiatives. We have initially selected organizations that are on the ground assisting with immediate relief needs. The composition of nonprofits in this fund is subject to change as we learn more about the needs on the ground.

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International Rescue Committee (IRC)

The IRC is providing uprooted families with tents, clean water, sanitation and other basic necessities. They are appealing for funds to ensure their teams can continue to deliver lifesaving aid in areas of conflict, as well as provide emergency cash assistance and protection services for internally displaced people in Kabul. In the US they resettle Afghan refugees with housing, employment, health care, education and other comprehensive services. In recent years, the IRC has become one of the leaders in women’s protection and empowerment in Afghanistan.

Islamic Relief USA

Islamic Relief USA has served in Afghanistan for more than 20 years, and continues to prioritize those in dire need in Afghanistan today. They are sending water, hygiene kits, shelter, and more for displace families. Provide orphan support and vocational training and deliver relief to families suffering from hunger.

Women For Women International

Women for Women International is collecting donations to help women find safe places to meet and ways to stay connected. They are closely monitoring the situation unfolding in Afghanistan. Over the past few decades, they have reached more than 120,000 women in Afghanistan and they hope to increase services for those who are displaced and those who need them most now. They are committed to working alongside their Afghanistan team to find practical, safe, solutions to they can continue to operate and make a positive difference for the people of Afghanistan who have already suffered far too much.

Save the Children

Save the Children has been a leading charity in Afghanistan since 1976, and offering sponsorship since 2006 – aiming to ensure children can grow up healthy, educated and safe. They are bolstering their emergency preparedness and protection, ensuring systems are in place to keep their staff safe and continue their urgent work. Together with local communities, government ministries and partners, they are working to improve children’s physical and emotional health, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene, education, protection, food security and livelihoods. They are responding directly to the unique needs of children in conflict and crisis. They are providing families with cash-transfers for food purchases, cash-for-work projects, vocational training and other income-generating activities to help provide children with necessities.

Vital Voices Global Partnership Inc

Vital Voices Global Partnership is an international non-profit organization that identifies and partners with creative and fearless women leaders around the world. In partnership with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, has set up a fund to protect women’s rights activists in Afghanistan and those who have been evacuated from the country.

2021 Afghanistan Emergency Aid Fund

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