Refugees are men, women, and children who have fled war, violence, conflict, and persecution and have crossed borders to find safety in another country. They have often fled for their lives with nothing more than the clothes on their back, leaving behind their loved ones, homes, and possessions.
More than 26 million refugees are currently registered across the world, however there are still millions of displaced people who are stateless, denied nationality, and lacking access to basic human rights. While some refugees return home when it is safe to do so, many stay in temporary refugee settlements, and others resettle in a new country.
Afghanistan Refugee Crisis
The current political turmoil in Afghanistan has led to evacuation of more than 60,000 Afghan refugees by the United States. More than 24,000 Afghan refugees have arrived in the United States already, and others will arrive soon. The Afghan refugees have left everything behind and have a long way ahead of them to rebuild their lives in a new country.
In these challenging times, Humanity First USA is reaching out to and collaborating with refugee resettlement agencies and other relief organizations in the United States to fulfill immediate needs of these refugees. Plans to support extended resettlement needs of these refugees are also underway.
Afghanistan Refugee Aid Project
Humanity First USA is currently focusing on short-term arrival initiatives as they welcome Afghan refugees to the United States through ground support services and a translation hotline.
Urgent Supply Distribution: Families are arriving with little to no belongings and are in need of housing, groceries and basic necessities. Humanity First USA is working with local authorities and partners on the ground to fill immediate needs for supplies and goods. Through various channels, our volunteers are working to source these items and distribute them to where Afghan families are being temporarily housed or to other donation collection centers as required. If you would like to make a donation click here.
Translation Hotline: Humanity First USA is mobilizing our volunteers fluent in Pashto, Dari and English to support refugees and service providers including health care providers, legal aid, or educators, with phone translation needs through a 24/7 hotline number. The hotline can be utilized to connect the caller with a translator who can translate a live conversation, or provide a return call at a scheduled time to translate necessary information. The hotline number will be available soon. Please register to volunteer as a Pashto or Dari translator here.