Take action on Afghanistan

We are deeply concerned about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and particularly about the very real threats to the safety of women. We stand in solidarity with those calling on the international community not to turn their backs on the women and girls of Afghanistan. We are urging the UK Government to do everything in its power to protect the Afghan people, particularly women and girls.

If you would like to push the Government to support women and girls in Afghanistan at this time you can:

Ways to support Afghan refugees arriving in the UK

If you would like to take practical action to support Afghan refugees who have been resettled in the UK, here are some organisations collecting donations such as clothing, toys or electronics. If you know of a charity coordinating donations of goods for refugees in your area which is not included in this list, please contact us at pr@nfwi.org.uk

UK Wide

The Government have a service whereby you can offer help to refugees in your area, this includes donations of goods such as clothes and toys: https://www.gov.uk/help-refugees

Islamic Relief has various drop-off points for clothing and other items around the UK: https://www.islamic-relief.org.uk/get-involved/clothes-recycling/find-your-nearest-clothing-bank/

To find out about specific appeals for Afghan refugees in your area, contact your local council. You can find your local council here https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council

Care4Calais is a Manchester-based charity but does have collection points all over the UK, and they have been collecting donations for Afghan refugees. Find your nearest donation point by visiting https://care4calais.org/get-involved/collect-donate/

If you know of local charities collecting donations of goods for refugees, please do let us know at pr@nfwi.org.uk so we can add it to this list.

Please note that as per the WI charitable constitution, WIs can only fundraise for charities that benefit the local community and therefore would not be able to raise funds for national charities supporting Afghan refugees. All activity must be in line with the NFWI’s fundraising guidelines. To find more information on our fundraising guidelines for members,
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