Below is a list of vetted organizations that have long histories of working in this space.
Last updated 09/15/2021
Human Rights First is a non-profit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies. HRF is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. They believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so they press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, HRF steps in to demand reform, accountability and justice.
Evacuate our Allies is a coalition of veterans, human rights, religious, and refugee resettlement agencies working on the evacuation of Afghans to safety. The coalition was formed in the wake of U.S. President Biden’s announcement to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan in April 2021. Our mission is to ensure the rapid evacuation and rescue of vulnerable Afghans who are at risk of persecution from the Taliban, and their prompt resettlement in the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, those eligible for the Special Immigrant Visa program.
The Truman National Security Project develops timely, innovative, and principled solutions to preserve and expand democracy, human rights, prosperity, and security around the world. They draw on their nationwide membership’s intellectual firepower, national security experience, and extensive personal networks to do the work required for lasting change. Their diverse membership includes Hill staff, federal employees, non-profit leaders, academics, industry leaders, political strategists, and elected officials across federal, state, and local government. With experience in uniform, as frontline civilians, and as members of the intelligence community, Truman members also know firsthand the stakes of our foreign policy choices.
The Truman Project is actively working right now to coordinate the activities that the full membership is involved in to evacuate people out of Afghanistan and save lives.
The International Rescue Committee is one of the nine resettlement organizations accredited by the US government. IRC helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and regain control of their futures. They have been working in Afghanistan for more than 30 years and remain dedicated to supporting people caught in this dire crisis.
The Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is one of the nine resettlement organizations accredited by the US government. LIRS is the largest faith-based nonprofit dedicated to serving vulnerable immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in the U.S. Simply put, we resettle refugees, reunite children and parents, and rekindle the American Dream.
The Women’s Regional Network provides emergency support for the safety and protection of women human rights defenders at risk in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Behind women-lead movements are the activists who need support and protection to continue creating cultures of justice, equality, and peace. WRN amplifies the voices of conflict-affected women in order to address the interlinked issues of peace and justice, governance and security, within the context of growing militarization in South Asia.
The Vital Voice Emergency Fund is providing a holistic approach to meet the urgent needs of these most at-risk women and their families. In partnership with Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Women for Women International; and trusted on-the-ground humanitarian organizations, this coalition is meeting the immediate life-or-death needs of these women; setting up mid-term support to address urgent basic needs; and planning for long-term resettlement with dignity.
The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is setting a course for a more stable, peaceful, and just world by examining and highlighting the roles of women in forging peace and growing economies. They engage in cutting-edge research on women’s roles in peace and security efforts, economic empowerment, countering violent extremism, and mitigating climate change and natural disasters. They host global summits with foreign officials and global thought leaders on critical issues and celebrate peacemakers at our annual award ceremonies. They communicate original research findings and amplify the voices of women peacebuilders through Seeking Peace podcast, media appearances, video & oral history projects, social media channels, newsletter, and blog. In addition, they invest in the next generation by engaging undergraduate and graduate Georgetown students in popular on-campus events and programs, classroom instruction, research assistant and volunteer positions, and research fellowships.