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Program Ansar For Refugee Settlement is being created in response to the growing humanitarian challenge caused by the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and the subsequent evacuation of Afghans to the United States.
In late August, the US State Department announced its intent to admit up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees in the six months between September 2021 and March 2022. The State Department has asked resettlement agencies nationwide to provide support to these evacuees, who were transported to the US by our federal government and are being screened and processed at military bases around the US.
Evacuees, as of this moment, will receive extremely minimal public assistance, if any. This means they will not be able to access resources like housing assistance, supplemental food aid, government-run medical programs, and more. There are also likely to be long delays in their obtaining work authorizations from the US government. While evacuees will be given a per capita grant from the State Department - $1225 per person – this will not be enough to pay for living expenses for one year, even once work authorization is granted.
Because of this, our agencies are asking the community to help us make sure these vulnerable families have the shelter, clothing, and food they need as they arrive and until they are settled. Our goal is to seek the support of our community in several ways -- to raise $750,000 to pay for housing and other basic needs, for the donation of goods and time, as well as advocacy.
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- Create a Welcome Kit
- Grab a group of friends and work together to collect all of the smaller items needed for each household of Afghan Evacuees!
- Click here for the Welcome Kit Packing List
- Donate New (Unused) Goods
Donations can be dropped off at the Tri-Main Center (2594 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214) BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please see below for lists of needed items and drop-off hours and contacts.
Below is the list of our current needs. They are in order of priority under each section.
We cannot accept any more books or toys at this time.