We're working to restart our programs for women survivors of war.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been going through a process of negotiations with the new government authorities in Afghanistan in order to continue serving the women in our program. We want to restart our work of helping women survivors of war rebuild their lives and remain in the country for the long term. We understand this is an anxious time for our staff and their families and we are doing everything we can to ensure their safety.
We are working closely with other international organizations still in Afghanistan to align with them as we negotiate with this new government and we hope that we, like some other NGOs, will be formally authorized to continue our work.
We continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from our international community of supporters. Money raised through our Afghanistan appeal will be used for activities which specifically support our Afghanistan response. That means money could be spent on adapting our program to the current situation, supporting participants and staff in the country or refugees who have now left, advocacy work specifically related to the situation in Afghanistan, as well as other solutions we develop in the coming days and weeks.
Our commitment to supporting communities in Afghanistan remains, with the ultimate goal of continuing operations locally and supporting as many women as possible.
Thank you for your support as we navigate this new landscape.