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The Check-in: Afghanistan

August 19, 2021 Telos
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The Check-in: Afghanistan
Show Notes

On Sunday, the Taliban entered the capital of Afghanistan and began reestablishing its rule. We’re horrified and deeply grieved by the reports coming out of Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan.

This week, we discuss our reactions, and we ask: what do we do when everything feels out of control and overwhelming?

*Join us Fri, Aug 20th for a webinar on Afghanistan

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*A comprehensive document with resources to aid in advocacy, organizations to donate to, and relocation and legal aid info

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) offers resources for anyone grieving the loss of a member of the military

Hope for the Warriors offers services to benefit veterans and their families, including mental health services and funding to cover related treatment expenses

Ways to Learn

A collated Instagram list of helpful posts and accounts to follow

@omar.haidari - Afghan student and human rights activist currently in Germany)

@afghansempowered - Resources for community empowerment

@khyberkhaan - Kabul-based filmmaker offering daily updates

@yaldahakim - Afghan journalist reporting for the BBC

@everydayafg - Community of photographers telling stories of and by Afghans

Middle East Institute webinar on Afghanistan and the implications of the Taliban takeover - Monday, Aug 23.

Ways to Give

A long list of organizations providing aid, relief, and legal support to Afghans

Enabled Children Initiative supports children living with disabilities in Afghanistan and provides emergency relief for displaced Afghans, especially children

Afghan Aid is a UK based organization providing emergency aid to over 1 million vulnerable people across Afghanistan 

Mina’s List advances women’s leadership and participation globally with special attention to Afghanistan. 

Ways to Volunteer

World Relief is a global aid and refugee resettlement agency. See their website for opportunities to volunteer, guidance on advocacy, and a place to give

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services is a refugee resettlement agency in the US and is seeking volunteer help in Seattle/Tacoma, Houston, Fort Worth, and the DMV