The following is an excerpt from and article in The American Independent Foundation which discusses how individuals can help Afghan civilians. |

Islamic Relief USA is cited:

“We have a moral obligation to help and protect the humanitarian needs of the people who have suffered at the hands of conflict and violence for so long,” Sharif Aly, CEO of Islamic Relief, an international aid agency that’s been on the ground in Afghanistan for two decades, told The American Independent Foundation.

Americans feeling powerless to help in the face of such tumult can also find ways to assist, he said.

Donate to Afghan charities and NGOs

There are myriad organizations offering everything from medical services to legal aid to Afghans.

When selecting a charity, Aly emphasized that people should look to organizations that have a proven track record in Afghanistan.

“A charity is not going to be able to set up shop in Afghanistan if they haven’t done it before,” Aly, whose organization is working to provide emergency shelter, food, water, cooking supplies and hygiene kits for those displaced within the country, said. “[It is] time to look for a trusted source that has been doing it for years.”

See the original article on The American Independent Foundation.

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