Since August, life has changed drastically for people living in Afghanistan. Approximately 4 million have found themselves without a home — and millions more have fled the country.
Refugee camps across the globe have welcomed displaced Afghans. Convoy of Hope has come alongside multiple agencies and churches to offer food, water, and hope for a brighter tomorrow.
“It is never easy to pick up an entire life and relocate,” said Christian Rodriguez, Response Manager for Convoy of Hope. “With the help you’ve given, we’ve made the transition a little easier. This help has been seen as food, hygiene items, and shelter.”
For those displaced in Jordan, the greatest need for food appears to be in smaller, unsanctioned camps. People leave the large camps to flee crime and horrible living conditions, but they have a harder time gaining access to food. As winter approaches, they will face temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Convoy has distributed 141,000 meals to small camps in Jordan and approximately 67,500 meals in Southern Asia.
In the U.S., roughly 46,000 refugees have resettled across 47 states. To assist, a box truck of relief supplies will be delivered to the International Institute of Southwest Missouri for refugees arriving in Springfield, Missouri. Additionally, a church in Wisconsin received two tractor-trailer loads of supplies. In Sacramento, California, Convoy of Hope handed out nearly 3,000 pairs of socks, 450 pairs of shoes, and 5,000 bags of groceries to refugees.
“Thank you to those who have supported our efforts and for [the] willingness to come alongside us and refugees,” said Christian. “There are difficulties in resettlement. Your help is making it easier.”
Because of your help and compassion, Convoy will continue to do as much as possible for people who have been forced to flee their homes.