Catholic Charities agencies across the country have been helping resettle refugees from Afghanistan. Our efforts are in line with the Catholic Church's teaching to "welcome the stranger among us."
How to Help Through Catholic Charities You can find your local agency on the find help section of our web page. For information on local donations for housing, food, furniture, and other related donations contact Christopher Ross
Check out the latest news, advocacy efforts and stories from our ministry, along with general resources and guidance from the federal government below.
- For information on evacuation guidance/support from the Department of State’s Afghanistan Coordination Task Force (ACTF), contact:
- Primary: 1-888-407-4747 (calling from the U.S.)
- Alternate: 1-202-501-4444 (calling from overseas)
- Email: ACTF@state.gov
- Additional assistance: 1-202-485-1888 or 1-202-485-1627
- For additional assistance, the Department of Defense has established an Afghanistan NEO Call Center (ANCC) to assist with logistics that can be reached at 1-703-693-0799.
- For information on chartered or commercial flights out of Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), contact:
- Primary: 1-609-754-6191
- Alternate: 1-609-754-6002
- Email: 621AMOS.MOG.AMC@us.af.mil
- The following information is partially excerpted from www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries, where more information is available:
U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents:
- U.S. citizens seeking assistance to depart Afghanistan should utilize this link: Repatriation Assistance Request, or in an emergency call 1-888-407-4747 (U.S. Canada) or +1-202-501-4444 (overseas). Legal permanent residents (LPRs) and spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens in Afghanistan who are awaiting immigrant visas should also complete this form.
- Non-U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents:
- The United States is also taking every available measure to assist Afghans who are at risk, particularly those who worked for or with the United States or have supported international efforts, and has established mechanisms to help Afghans at risk receive protection from potential retaliation or harm.
- The two key mechanisms to support Afghans who are at risk because of their affiliation with the United States are the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and priority referrals to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP).
Special Immigrant Visa Applicants:
- Additional information on the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program is available at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/special-immg-visa-afghans-employed-us-gov.html.
- A general overview of the different pathways to the United States available for Afghan nationals can be found here.
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