We are working hard to respond to the terrible situation in Afghanistan. 

Since the 13 August we have: 

  • Received approximately 1,000 calls and more than 150 emails from Afghan people in Irelandwith queries and concerns about the situation.
  • We are supporting people in making visa and family reunification applications and also giving advice and information about the asylum process in Ireland.
  • We will be producing an information sheet in Dari.
  • In partnership with other civil society organisations we wrote to the Taoiseach calling on the Irish Government to lead in its response to the crisis. We had five calls: 
    • 1. Use unfilled resettlement places to resettle Afghan refugees 
    • 2. Increase number of humanitarian admission visas 
    • 3. Provide international protection to Afghan protection applicants 
    • 4. Fast track family reunion applications
    • 5. Ensure Afghans have access to protection
  • A copy of the letter is available here
  • We have also done various media interviews: NewstalkRTÉ Drivetime and other outlets.  

We need your support to meet the demand on our services. Your donation will be used exclusively to support funding of staff to give advice, information and support at this critical time.