Photo above: Afghan people who were transported from Afghanistan, walk after disembarking a plane, at the Torrejon military base as part of the evacuation process in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrea Comas)
September 24, 2021 | 5:04 p.m.
Convoy of Hope continues to help refugees from Afghanistan. Millions of people had their lives upended when the Taliban took control of the war-torn country on August 14.
An estimated 3.5 million Afghans are internally displaced within the country. This year alone, more than 550,000 people were forced to flee their homes due to fighting, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
Cities across America have welcomed Afghan refugees, trying to provide safety and soften a devastating blow. Convoy of Hope has come alongside some of these communities to offer critical supplies like food and water.
Convoy of Hope has sent tractor-trailer loads of resources to locations around the U.S. where refugees are located. In Sacramento, California, your generosity allowed Convoy of Hope to hand out nearly 3,000 pairs of socks, 450 pairs of shoes, and 5,000 bags of groceries to people in need — many of whom were Afghan refugees who landed in California.
In addition, Convoy of Hope is supplying churches across the U.S. with life-sustaining products for those who are hurting. Convoy is also continuing work with international partners in Central Asia, the Middle East, and throughout Europe to strategically serve people fleeing the country.
This situation remains sensitive, so communication on the scope of Convoy’s response is limited. If you would like to partner with us to help those displaced, click here.
August 24, 2021 | 5:04 p.m.
Convoy of Hope is currently responding to the Afghanistan crisis. Thousands of people are currently being evacuated on flights, and millions more continue to reside in a nation which is now governed by the Taliban.
At this time, the situation is sensitive. Communication regarding this response will be limited. However, please know Convoy is responding to the fullest extent possible.
Convoy of Hope is sending truckloads of resources to locations around the U.S. where refugees are arriving as a result of this crisis. Additionally, Convoy will be working with international partners near Afghanistan and throughout Europe to strategically serve people fleeing the country.
To support this humanitarian response, click here.
September is #DisasterPreparedness month! Despite an already very active hurricane and wildfire season, it's always a good idea to be prepared. Should disaster strike, you can find tips on what you will need at http://convoy.org/preparednessmonth.