The Chicago affiliate of NBC News has published an article about Afghanistan that mentions IRUSA. |
“ Chaos engulfed Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, this week as the U.S. began to withdraw from the country after 20 years of war. Horrific scenes of desperate people clinging to airplanes have given way to crowds of Afghans who aided American forces trying to flee the Taliban.
For those wondering what they can do for refugees arriving to settle in the United States, women and girls fearful the Taliban will erase gains they have made or Afghans afraid they will be targeted and who are struggling to survive, here are some ways to help.
The Child Foundation, which provides basic necessities to children living in poverty and access to education, created an Afghanistan Crisis Fund for Emergency Assistance in the Balkh province, where about 800 children supported by the foundation live. Schools had closed and fear was high in the ethnic minority communities, according to its website. It had raised $15,000 and sent the money to feed 300 families.
Global Giving’s Afghanistan Emergency Fund is working with partners on the ground to get emergency support to people in Afghanistan via vetted nonprofits working in the region, it says. Women, children, activists and journalists are particularly at risk, it says.
See the full article on NBC News Chicago .