Christians across the world are praying for the situation in Afghanistan after the recent Taliban capture of Kabul following many years of violent conflict.
If you would like to give financially, here are 5 Christian charities to support:
Asia Link are working among those who have fled Afghanistan, providing support for those crossing borders into neighbouring countries, as well as those arriving in the UK with few possessions, having experienced trauma. This work is carried out by communities of believers with a heart for sharing the gospel.
The Welcome Churches Emergency Afghan Fund is calling for donations to offer local support to the new arrivals who are being evacuated to the UK and are in need of assistance. Many families are arriving without basic possessions or adequate clothing and are being housed in temporary accommodation. Welcome Churches aim to provide support to help integrate Afghan families into communities and to provide training to churches in how to provide a cross-cultural welcome.
Hamsayeh International has a vision to see Farsi speakers saved and transformed by the Gospel and believers strengthened in their faith. They do this through equipping UK churches in cross-cultural training, teaching the Bible and running a tailor-made Christian radio station in Farsi.
Tearfund’s local partners are on the ground providing life-saving relief packages. These include food, cooking equipment and vital hygiene supplies. They’re also offering trauma support to people who have witnessed horrific violence.
World Vision are protecting children in Afghanistan. Children are being affected from dangers like food shortages causing malnutrition, to the exploitation of children’s rights. Girls who once spoke out about child marriage and advocated for their own education now live in fear of punishment.