Call for Collective Mobilization to Support Afghanistan and Haiti
August 24, 2021
The urgent humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan and Haiti in the last days are top of mind for many in our community, in Canada, and globally. We are reaching out to share information from our membership and broader community on positions and actions underway, and ways that you can support them.
Last week Cooperation Canada put out a statement calling for Canada, as a respected global actor, to support global coordination that prioritizes the lives of Afghan civilians whose safety and security are in the balance. They also encouraged our community to publish our own statements that urge immediate action by the government, and shared an infographic from the Parliamentary Centre entitled “10 Things Canada and Canadians Can Do Right Now to Save Women’s Lives in Afghanistan“.
The Afghan/Canadian Women’s Diaspora Group has shared an open letter to the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling for immediate action to address the situation in Afghanistan. The Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan has prepared a letter to Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship calling on Canada to act swiftly to safely evacuate as many vulnerable Afghans as possible.
Calls for Support From Members
Within our membership we have noted the following appeals for
your collective attention and action
Foundation for International Development Assistance
Partners in Health Canada
Presbyterian World Service and Development
In partnership with organizations working on the ground, Presbyterian World Service and Development is calling for donations to respond to emergency needs for food, water, temporary shelter, generators, clothing, hygiene and first-aid kits in Haiti.
PWRDF is calling for donations to collaborate with partners on the ground and respond to the devastating impacts of natural disaster in Haiti. Partners include Rayjon Share Care of Sarnia and Partners in Health Canada.
Rayjon Share Care of Sarnia
Rayjon published an update on the status of the crisis situation in Haiti along with a list of organizational partners that are collecting donations and working to provide immediate relief to those impacted by the earthquake.
- Canada’s Response to the Situation in Afghanistan
- Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of International Development following earthquake in Haiti
- Canada temporarily suspends operations at Embassy of Canada to Afghanistan
- The Humanitarian Coalition issued an appeal for help to the people of Haiti on their website.