Supporting Afghans in Crisis

Supporting Afghans in Crisis

In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the collapse of the Afghan government, and the Taliban’s takeover, many Afghans are fleeing for their lives. This decades-long crisis has created one of the largest refugee populations in the world. While up-to-date figures are unavailable due to the intense conflict, more than 1 million Afghans remain displaced from their homes due to ongoing violence and frequent natural disasters. According to International Rescue Committee, "the number of people in need for 2021 nearly doubled compared to early 2020."

We are grateful for our colleagues at Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) who have compiled this list of actions for philanthropy.

Maryland Philanthropy Network members are also supporting a number of aid organizations including:

We will continue to post ways in which you and your foundation may respond to all that is happening in the world and in Maryland so your foundations may grapple with how to respond, when to respond, and to whom you shall respond. We urge you if you’re a small foundation or a large foundation, an individual philanthropist or a provider of programming and resources, to grapple with this topic and look into the future of how all of this will change Maryland and what your role may be to relieve suffering and build for our future.


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