Refugees

What's Happening in Afghanistan — And How You Can Actually Help

Recently, after seizing power in provinces throughout Afghanistan, the Taliban took hold of the capital city of Kabul, and have effectively assumed power in the country. The Taliban has historically violated basic human rights, especially those of women and girls. Here's how you can help right now.
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Afghan New Yorkers Spring Into Action as Humanitarian Crisis Grows

The shock of the chaos in Kabul has Afghans in New York mobilizing to help their families back home and any compatriots who may soon find themselves in the city. Bhshta Ibrahim Khail, a 24-year-old volunteer, said she has been busy furiously fielding messages asking: “How can we help?”
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5 Ways to Make a Difference for Refugees

According to the UNHCR, at the end of 2020, there were nearly 26.4 million refugees around the world forced to flee their homes because of war, violence, conflict or persecution. Almost half of them are under the age of 18, some are members of the LBGTQ+ community—and each has a unique story.
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The Rainbow Railroad Is Helping LGBTQ+ People Flee Persecution

In countries where same-sex intimacy is illegal, the LGTBQ+ community faces violence and discrimination from their families, communities, and governments. Rainbow Railroad is helping LGBTQ+ people escape.
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How to Restore Faith in Humanity and Hope for Our Future

Sometimes we have to turn our attention away from the headlines to see how much good there really is in the world.
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A Syrian Refugee's Falafel Shop Is  "The Nicest Place in America"

In many places around the world, strangers aren’t welcome. But at Terou’s restaurant, all people are welcome. Many of the employees at the shop are also refugees, immigrants, or Muslims. He’s also hired ex-convicts, people struggling with drug addiction, and women fleeing dangerous situations.
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