Many of us have been deeply concerned by news reports of the events unfolding in Afghanistan and what it means for the welfare of millions of individuals, especially women and girls, who now face the dismal prospect of life under Taliban rule. Already there are about one million displaced Afghans living in refugee camp sites. They have an urgent need for basic supplies such as food, medicines and clothing.
The ECAJ has reached out to friends in the Afghan community in Australia to assist it in its representations to the Federal government.
A number of people have approached us to ask what they can do to help. For those wishing to make a donation to help people in Afghanistan, the ECAJ has made contact with a director of the HADIA Foundation (HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR DRIVING INTERNATIONAL ACTION (HADIA) FOUNDATION LIMITED), who has been known to us for many years. The HADIA Foundation is registered with the ACNC as a Public Benevolent Institution, and a Deductible Gift Recipient (meaning that donations over $2 are tax deductible).
Details of the HADIA Foundation’s work, its Emergency Appeal and how to donate can be found on its website: https://www.hadiafoundation.org/. We are informed that the Foundation has a local office in Kabul staffed by one of its directors. The Kabul office uses the funds it receives to supply basic goods such as milk for children, food, medical supplies, tents, books and other goods to those in need. Goods are available locally but are beyond the affordability of more and more people. (Disclaimer: The ECAJ necessarily relies on other sources for this information and can thus provide no warranty as to its accuracy).
Those wishing to make further inquiries can contact the HADIA Foundation directly as follows: