Afghanistan Needs Us Now More Than Ever!
United Afghan Association x Bayat Foundation
United Afghan Association, also known as the UAA, is a millennial led initiative which was established in 2021 in light of the recent atrocities which have occured in Afghanistan. Our mission is to protect Afghan Lives and make sure that we, as the diaspora, serve our community to the best of our ability. Our work calls to action upon all Afghans, feminists, humanitarians, or those who consider themselves to have regard for the livelihood of the vulnerable people of Afghanistan. We call on all people who are against oppression and advocate for basic human rights to join our fight to protect the most vulnerable who have been persecuted for over 40 years and used as a pawn in a game much bigger than the Afghan people.
UAA has been at service in the community and has accomplished the following:
- A Global Movement for Peace in Afghanistan involving 42 cities and 17 countries
- Active coat drive in which we aim to provide coats to the incoming refugees that are in the east coast camps and bases.
- Biweekly refugee meal program for the refugees in the Sacramento County
- Refugee resettlement across the following counties: Sacramento County, Alameda County, San Joaquin County, Contra Costa County. Refugee resettlement efforts include providing clothing, food, toiletries, and other necessities for our incoming refugees.
- Corporate collaborations to educate on how evrryone can help assist in the crisis.
UAA's main goal is to be a part of building a better Afghanistan, an Afghanistan where women and children are free from oppression. But first, we must work on decreasing the poverty levels and provide the basics such as food/ shelter to the millions in the brink of starvation.
“Afghanistan is now among the world’s worst humanitarian crises – if not the worst – and food security has all but collapsed. This winter, millions of Afghans will be forced to choose between migration and starvation unless we can step up our life-saving assistance, and unless the economy can be resuscitated” - WFP Executive Director David Beasley
A recent UN report noted that Afghanistan is on a ‘countdown to catastrophe’ without urgent humanitarian relief, revealing a 37 per cent surge in the number of Afghans facing acute hunger since its last assessment in April 2020. Those at risk include 3.2 million children under five, who are expected to suffer from acute malnutrition by the end of the year, 1 million of whom risk – without immediate life-saving treatment - dying from severe acute malnutrition (https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/10/1103932).
Afghanistan has yet again experienced significant turmoil and the nation is in dire need. While Afghans wait to see what the future holds, they need immediate assistance. The cost of food has risen; unemployment has escalated; families are unable to access their bank accounts; and many families have been displaced from their homes. These challenges have left millions of Afghans unable to meet their everyday needs and has led many to desperation.
With a harsh winter on its way, Afghans will need even more assistance to prevent a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe. Winters in Afghanistan are extreme - temperatures plummet, snow and ice cover large parts of the country each year, and without food and shelter, displaced Afghans, including hundreds of thousands of children, will face unimaginable hardships. We need to help NOW! Bayat Foundation has already begun distributing food in many parts of Afghanistan - including Kabul, Mazar-e Sharif, Herat, and Kandahar, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. According to the World Food Programme, 18.8 million Afghans are already facing hunger and this number is expected to increase to 22.8 million by March of 2022 if we do not act fast enough - that is 55% of the population!
The “We Give So They May Live” campaign will raise funds to nourish the lives of at-risk displaced Afghans in Afghanistan and abroad.
Your financial support will allow our partner, the leading humanitarian organization of Afghanistan's past, present and future; The Bayat Foundation, to continue their humanitarian efforts on ground. Bayat Foundation will serve, feed, clothe, and provide basic medical care to thousands of mothers, children, and families who have no other means of sustaining their lives at present. Let us come together to ease the suffering of millions of Afghan families and to remind our fellow Afghan brothers and sisters that they are not alone!
Your tax-deductible gift, no matter how big or small, can make the difference between life or death for malnourished and suffering Afghans.
Let us give so that they may live!
On behalf of both organizations, thank you for your support.
Thank you for everything you are doing in Afghanistan 🇦🇫
Mohammad Willy Moosayar
Thank you for all of your efforts!
Thank you to the UAA team for bringing this amazing campaign to our attention. To the Bayat Foundation, your generosity and selflessness is unmatched. Thank your all of your efforts. Together, we can all help our people!
Bless you, UAA and the Bayat Foundation for all your efforts.
Thank you UAA and Bayat for doing such amazing work! We appreciate your efforts.
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