Support the Families Suffering in Afghanistan by Donating to Catholic Relief Services

In reference to resettled refugees in the USA, the USCCB Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) office will work with the local efforts as these families and individuals are being relocated in the USA.

Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) work continues to be crucial at this time. They encourage you to support the families suffering in Afghanistan by donating (bilingual links below) and participating in the CRS Action Alert (bilingual links below).

As always, CRS remains grateful for your compassion and generosity, especially now. Please keep the people of Afghanistan in your prayers, as well as all of those continuing to serve them. CRS has responded to numerous emergencies in Afghanistan since 2002, including drought, floods, the ongoing pandemic and displacement due to conflict.

CRS continues to respond to the overwhelming needs in Afghanistan, which faces the approaching winter with a devastating drought, surging COVID-19 numbers and more than 40% of children without access to education, including people who are displaced due to conflict. At the start of 2021, half the population of Afghanistan – including more than four million women and nearly 10 million children – already needed humanitarian assistance. More than 500,000 people were displaced since the end of May, and those numbers continue to rise. CRS will provide people who are displaced with support like food, shelter, water and sanitation.

CRS is actively engaged in discussions with U.S. government officials regarding the situation in Afghanistan. CRS urges Congress, in discussions with the Biden Administration, to ensure that robust and flexible funding be provided through respected credible organizations experienced in Afghanistan.

CRS' hearts and prayers go out to the people of Afghanistan, who have lived through decades of conflict, poverty and uncertainty. CRS remains committed to its work in Afghanistan and plans to continue its programming, which includes agriculture, education and emergency response.

Donation Links:
English language donation form
Spanish language donation form

Action Alerts:
Spanish
English