How to Empower Afghan Refugees

A refugee is a person forced to flee their country due to the risk of prosecution, war, conflicts, religion, sexuality, or political opinion. Refugees are at significant risk because an attempt to return to their homes can put their lives at risk. They can lose their lives, face imprisonment and torture, or even get their rights violated.

 Refugees need protection at all costs. Organizations should volunteer and provide them with protection and humanitarian assistance. Refugees need all the help they can get. They depend on the U.S government and other powerful countries to come to their rescue. Most of them have been rescued, but some are in harm’s way and depend on others to survive. The U.S government has already set up agencies to help Afghan refugees. Most companies, including non-government organizations, have partnered with the U.S government to stop all this.

There are programs to help refugees find their freedom and start a new life. For Afghan refugees in America, case managers support and guide them through. These organizations volunteer and dedicate themselves to helping the refugees. These organizations take measures to assist the refugees. They include;

Providing Basic Amenities

Most refugees flee from their countries without carrying any clothes or shoes. Volunteers in these organizations urge well-off people to help them find and donate clothes to help the refugees. There is a place secured for refugees and where they can build shelters. Some LIRS volunteers dedicate their time and money to assisting them to make simple shelters for the refugee families to have a cover over their heads.

Provide Modest Furniture

Most volunteers donate furniture to help the refugees have somewhere to place their heads on. For those who have made shelter, it is essential to have furniture. Refugees go through a hard time trying to start afresh and find a place to call home.

Provide Food

Volunteers can provide familiar foods to the refugees as a start to help them feed their families as they settle and start their new lives. These foods are everyday foods that an average American family can afford. Each person needs to have a balanced healthy diet, which is made possible by all those who are dedicated and volunteer to help the refugees.

Help Children and Adults Enroll In Schools.

It is essential to be able to read and write and communicate elegantly. Children are taken to school, and provided with school uniforms, books, pens, and required reading materials. Education helps brighten their future. Adults are enrolled in English classes to be able to communicate with other people. Speaking fluent English is a great help to all refugees.

Help Adults Learn Financial Literacy.

There are case managers trained in providing training and financial literacy to adults. Financial literacy is a great advantage since they later get guidance on getting jobs and vocational callings. Financial literacy becomes a great help to all since they can save the money they earn and get a better life. Many positions offered to the refugees help them start a new life without depending on volunteer organizations and people.

Help Them Engage In Community Work.

Case managers can help refugees fit in the community by introducing them to neighbors and church community groups, which allows them to play a role in the community. These community groups provide refugees with emotional and social support to help them with their day-to-day activities. Joining community groups allows them to fit nicely into society and start a new life. The volunteer case managers also help the refugees with public transport, and the refugees can access community resources.

How to Volunteer To Help the Refugees

Due to the Afghanistan war, there are a lot of Afghan refugees coming to America. A portal created called the Afghanistan-focused volunteer portal helps people who are willing to volunteer in helping the refugees submit their applications. Many people have volunteered to help the Afghan refugees with English lessons and training. There are teams appointed in every sector to handle all critical services. Volunteers have been urged to continue applying to offer support to all refugees. You can volunteer to house Afghan refugees. There are also other ways that one can give their consent to Afghan refugees. They include;

Donating To Afghan Refugees

The refugees arriving in the U.S have nothing but clothes on their backs. The lack of essentials makes it very difficult for them to live. People have been asked to donate needs like emergency medical care for children and adults, temporary housing, and financial support for all necessities. Providing them with these necessities can help make the refugees’ lives easier.

Foster Afghan Refugee Children

Some children have either lost their parents at war or while migrating. They are left alone with no love and care, with no families, and in need of a loving home. Those who can give them a family to love and find compassion for are urged to volunteer and foster the children and provide them with a place they can call home. Fostering children helps a lot in reducing the number of displaced people.

Advocate for Afghan Refugees

A helping hand is needed from those who can advocate for the Afghan refugees left behind. Finding the proper documents that can help them remain in the U.S can help as another solution found before their parole expires.

All these acts can help make sure all the Afghan refugees find a safe place they can call home. It is essential to pray and provide all the help to give the refugees a promising future.

In conclusion, refugees are people in dire need of our help. They are people who depend on others for their survival. It is essential to provide all the support and assistance to ease their pain and burden. Most of these people do not have any relatives in the countries they flee to, making their lives even harder. All the organizations and companies who volunteer to help them also need extra help to ensure all is well. Volunteer and help those in need and give all you got.

Nate Becker
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