Action for Afghans
Join IRAP’s efforts to bring displaced Afghans to safety!
Contact Your Elected Officials
Voice your support for displaced Afghan people and urge your elected officials to take bold, decisive action to bring as many people as possible to safety!
Become a Supporter
IRAP staff are working around the clock to respond to urgent requests for assistance and information. Your support can help IRAP increase our capacity to provide critical legal services to displaced Afghan people!
If you know someone who needs help, you can share our Legal Resources for Afghans with them! We will continually be updating this page, and the guides on our Legal Information website (iraplegalinfo.org) are available in Dari and Pashto.
After her husband was murdered by the Taliban for his service to the U.S. Embassy and military, Naimah* knew that if she did not get out of Afghanistan immediately, she and her children would meet a similar fate. Though her husband had been in the final stages of his visa process, Naimah and her children had no clear pathway to safety. IRAP staff, alongside supporters, partner organizations, and members of IRAP’s Touro Law Center chapter, successfully advocated for the family to receive Humanitarian Parole in the United States, where they now live safely.
#SaveOurAllies: Veteran Support For Local Allies
#SaveOurAllies: Dave and Fred
Fred lived in constant fear that he and his family would be murdered by the Taliban for his work as a combat interpreter with U.S. troops on over 500 missions. With the help of the U.S. soldiers he served with, Fred was able to get to safety in the United States and begin building a new life.
#SaveOurAllies: Neal and Mohammed
Too many allies – despite the United States’ promise to protect them for their service – have been threatened, attacked, tortured, and even murdered by militias like the Taliban. Veterans like former U.S. Marine Corps pilot, Neal Rickner, know that standing behind those who stood by them is not just a moral imperative, but an important national security priority.
Afghan and Iraqi allies who worked alongside U.S. troops have been persistently targeted with violence by militias like the Taliban and ISIS. For veterans like Steve Miska, “leave nobody behind,” is a sacred commitment that extends to the allies they forged unbreakable bonds with.
Related News & Resources
Evacuate Our Allies Coalition Members Call for More Support for Afghanistan Evacuation
Today marks President Biden’s deadline for the end of operations in Afghanistan but members of Evacuate Our Allies – a coalition of veterans, human rights, religious, and refugee organizations working on the evacuation of Afghans to safety – said that the mission continues to support those seeking to evacuate and emigrate whether to the United States or a safe third location, preferably a U.S. territory.
“The mission is not complete until all Afghan allies are safe”: IRAP Urges Biden to Extend Evacuation
This afternoon, President Biden reaffirmed his administration’s goal of completing the American withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, while repeating his pledge to evacuate Afghan allies and “complete the mission.”
IRAP Files Emergency Legal Petitions for Evacuation for Stranded Afghans Who Supported the U.S. in Wartime
This morning, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) filed multiple emergency petitions for protection with the U.S. State Department on behalf of all Afghan applicants in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, demanding the U.S. government fulfill its legal obligation to protect our allies by evacuating them and their families to safety immediately.