by Jack Lilley, Communications Manager at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
Like so many others, we at the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy (CSP) watched in horror as the Taliban seized control of all territories across Afghanistan during the month of August, in what has inevitably become an international crisis for the millions of Afghan citizens.
Photos and videos of what could have been foreseen were released like a bolt from the blue to the international press: terror, screams, stampedes, parents throwing their children to soldiers to save them, or people desperately clinging to the wings of an airplane, only to plunge to their deaths.
With the withdrawal of Western nation security forces and evacuation routes, media and public attention on the situation has waned. But for the women and children of Afghanistan, the choice to comply simply to survive under Taliban rule remains a human rights emergency.
The role of philanthropists and wider philanthropic giving from the public is now essential to provide the necessary support and resources to those in crisis. We have therefore compiled key support options should anyone wish share further information and donate:
Donations can be made to the British Red Cross Afghanistan appeal which supports families and communities left behind.
Save the Children (UK) has resumed their work in supporting Afghan children facing no shelter, education, food, or medical care.
There is now an Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme which is still being developed in UK parliament, if you are a UK voters we encourage you to call/write to you local MPs to support the Scheme and increase its capacity.
Please do share this article with your networks as an information resource and our thoughts remain with the men, women, and children of Afghanistan during this time.