After watching FLEE here’s how you can support refugees like Amin:

RAISE AWARENESS – encourage your friends and family to watch FLEE. Share what the film meant to you on social media using #FLEEMovie. You can also host a screening of FLEE with your school, community organization, place of worship or other group. Sign-up here.

ENGAGE IN YOUR COMMUNITY – find a local organization in your community that supports refugee families and see what help they need – home goods, volunteers, translators, housing-- to make refugees feel welcomed and supported in your community.

ADVOCATE – reach out to your elected government officials to take immediate action to increase funding and support for Afghan refugees.

DONATE – there are many humanitarian organizations in need of funding to support refugees. Start with your local, grassroots organizations then branch out to national and international organizations. 

Here are some resources for a few organizations that take direct action to advocate for, support and resettle refugees: 

All Out – provides emergency funding and support for LGBT+ people at risk in Afghanistan. 

Hello Neighbor Network – provides grassroots nonprofits working with refugees and immigrants with a supportive peer network, education, and skills to better serve their communities.

Human Rights First – is an independent advocacy and action organization that presses the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law.

International Refugee Assistance Project – provides immediate assistance to refugees, US citizens, and vulnerable groups looking for safe passage out of Afghanistan. 

International Rescue Committee – helps people affected by humanitarian crises—including the climate crisis—to survive, recover and rebuild their lives.

Miry's List – Provides a mechanism for people to directly help newly arrived refugee families with the things that they need to get started in their new lives in the US –from diapers to beds to cleaning supplies and toiletries.  

Rainbow Railroad – a global not-for-profit organization that helps LGTBQI+ people facing persecution based on their sexual orientation, gender identity, and sex characteristics.

UNHCR – the UN Refugee Agency works to ensure that everybody has the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge, having fled violence, persecution, war, or disaster at home. –  a new national initiative built to inspire, mobilize, and empower Americans from all corners to welcome and support those seeking refuge in the United States.

The Women's Refugee Commission – the WRC researches the needs, identifies solutions, and advocates for programs and policies to improve the lives and protect the rights of women, children, and youth displaced by conflict and crisis.

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