Since the start of the year in 2021, over 550 Afghan children have been killed and 1,400 injured. Half the population — more than 18 million people, including more than 10 million children need assistance.
Did you know-
- 1 Child in 16 dies before their 5th birthday.
- 38 % of children suffer from malnutrition.
- 42% of children are out of school.
- 21% are forced into child labor.
- 55% are suffering from poverty.
These statistics illustrate that Afghanistan is among the worst conflicted countries to grow up in. Families and children that are facing these deadly situations are fleeing from their home country.
Afghans to be resettled in the Chicago area is beyond the capacity of local resettlement agencies. Among the thousands of Afghan refugees that remain on military bases are:
The United States government is now asking community agencies and faith groups to help. In response to this call for help, CIOGC has assumed direct responsibility to assist 100 Afghan refugees resettling in the Chicago area. Without resources or family support, these families will need:
- Families who were forced to leave their personal belongings.
- Women who are pregnant and in need of special pre-natal care.
- Adults and children who only speak their native Afghan language.
- Families and single persons who lack resources to meet ordinary household expenses, like rent, utilities, food, transportation.
- Food and toiletries
- Seasonal clothing
- Medical care
- Subsidized housing and utilities
- Household furnishings
- Language instruction
- Cultural orientation
- Job readiness training
- Assistance completing documents for immigration, public benefits, and registration
We cannot do this alone and need your help! We need our community members to step up and help our people in this time of need! Every little bit counts!
LETS HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER!
Below please find the link to sponsor one or more Afghans.