Support for Afghan women In response to the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, we have collected these resources. We have included organisations that you can contact for support or webpages you can read for more information. We will try and keep this page up to date, but this might not always be possible. Always check gov.uk for the latest advice and guidance. Information for Afghan women The UK government has set up the ARAP Scheme for Afghan nationals who have supported British efforts in Afghanistan. If you think this applies to you, you can find out more information here. If you are a British national still in Afghanistan, you can use this form to tell the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). If you do not think that applies to you, the UK government have stated that they will be opening the Afghanistan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme soon. Read about the Scheme here. Click here for the latest policy statement from the Home Office on Afghanistan resettlement and immigration policy. If you are in the UK If you are in the Liverpool area and are an Afghan refugee woman, please get in contact with us and we will do our best to help you, or support you speak to someone who can. Unfortunately, we cannot help anyone who does not live in the Liverpool area, and we are unable to give advice about how to travel to the UK. CONTACT US The Refugee Council’s Infoline connects refugees and people seeking asylum with organisations that can help. To contact the Infoline, please call their Freephone number 0808 196 7272. The Infoline is a live national Freephone line open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 9.30am and 12.30pm. If you are destitute, call Migrant Help for free and request support. Migrant Help provides independent advice and guidance to assist asylum seekers in the UK move through and understand the asylum process. Call 0808 8010 503. The line is open 24/7. The British Red Cross runs a range of services across the UK for people seeking asylum. Find your nearest service. Click here to find more organisations who might be able to help you if you are in the UK. Click here to find more organisations who might be able to help you if you are in Liverpool. Contact the Afghan Academy's Helpline for information and resources including their A-Z Guide of support agencies and contacts. Read GMIAU's guide on the immigration routes for Afghan Nationals. For health information, use Doctor's of the World guide which is translated into Dari, Pashto, Farsi and Urdu. For information about some of the main routes for Afghans to enter the UK, you can use the factsheets from Garden Court Chambers. If you are not in the UK If you are a non-British national in Afghanistan, or are the family member of a non-British national in Afghanistan, and in need of assistance, you should call (+44) 02475389980. If you are a British national, or family member of a British national in Afghanistan you should call +44 (0)1908 516666 and select the option ‘Consular services for British nationals’ or email [email protected]. The UNHCR is supporting people who are living in Afghanistan. You can call their Protection hotline 0790691746 and 0704996168 or Protection email [email protected]. There is more information on the UNHCR website. If you are in Dunkirk, the Dunkirk Refugee Women's Centre may be able to help you www.dunkirkrefugeewomenscentre.com. If you are unable to contact family in Afghanistan If you have lost contact with family members in Afghanistan, The British Red Cross might be able to help through their Family Tracing Service. To speak to your nearest British Red Cross office use redcross.org.uk/trace. If you are a professional looking for resources Read Asylos's latest country guidance on Afghanistan put together using national, regional and international sources. Use Refugee Action's Handbook: UK Immigration Options for Afghan Citizens for more information on immigration routes. Read GMIAU's guide on the immigration routes for Afghan Nationals. For health information, use Doctor's of the World guide which is translated into Dari, Pashto, Farsi and Urdu. How you can help people seeking sanctuary At this time, we are not collecting physical donations. However, we would gratefully receive any financial donations that will help us to continue our vital work during the crisis. DONATE Liverpool City Council has a dedicated area of their website which includes more information on how you can help, including donations and hosting, if you live in Liverpool. Miles4Migrants is a charity dedicated to using donated frequent flyer miles to help people impacted by war, persecution, or disaster start a new beginning in a new home. Campaign with us - say no to the Nationality and Borders Bill! The government’s proposed Nationality & Borders Bill will cause additional hardship and suffering to women and gender non-conforming people seeking asylum in the UK. The Afghan humanitarian crisis has, once again, highlighted the fact that in times of crisis people need immediate safe and legal routes to seek sanctuary. Penalising people for seeking a safe life for themselves and their families will only put them in further danger. We need safe and legal routes for all people at risk today. Stand with Refugee Women Connect as we oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill, and continue to provide support and services to those most in need. Write to your MP today and ask them to stand with refugees.