About The Campaign

Thousands of refugee children and families from Afghanistan and Haiti are in critical need of resources to fulfill their basic and day-to-day needs.

The Afghanistan & Haiti Rapid Response Fund is intended to meet specific emergency needs through direct cash assistance and support to Afghan and Haitian refugees in their home country as well as those resettling in the United States. Examples include, but are not limited to, burial costs, housing, food, transportation, medical needs, and clothing.

RFK Human Rights (RFKHR) is partnering with Athletes for Impact (a leading athlete activist network of over 150 current and professional athletes in the United States) to ensure that resources get to the people of Afghanistan and Haiti who need it the most.

About The Humanitarian Crisis in Haiti & Afghanistan

With President Jovenel Moïse’s assassination in July of 2021, extreme violence in Haiti has ensued. This, in addition to a deadly earthquake in August 2021 and the increasing cases of COVID-19, have caused a huge influx of Haitian refugees seeking entry and protection at the United States border.

Meanwhile, after a brutal and seemingly endless war, the people of Afghanistan are left to deal with the consequences of the departure of U.S. forces, in addition to the socio-economic devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, thousands upon thousands are fleeing Afghanistan with just the clothes on their back to seek refuge in the United States.

Our Partners

The Afghanistan & Haiti Rapid Response Fund is working in partnership with The Haitian Bridge Alliance, the leading coalition of Haitian non-profit organizations and community activists working in Haiti and the U.S.; the Afghan-American Community Organization, an organization dedicated towards advancing the Afghan-American community through education and outreach, and promoting civic and social engagement; and Afghans For Better Tomorrow, a group of dedicated progressive organizers in the Afghan diaspora devoted to a vision for a peaceful Afghanistan.


None of this would be possible without the generous support of donors. Unrestricted funds allow for the level of flexibility necessary to meet the urgent needs of clients. 100% of the donations to the Afghanistan & Haiti Rapid Response Fund will go to Afghan-American Community Organization and Haitian Bridge Alliance to distribute directly to Afghan and Haitian families in the U.S. and in their home countries. Once the donation is made, RFKHR works expeditiously to process and transmit payment to the Afghan and Haitian-led organizations as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will NEVER exchange or sell your postal or email address.

Our Partners

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