As fighting intensifies, camps are being flooded and people are in desperate need of food, water, bedding, and basic necessities.
So far, there aren't any international or national humanitarian agencies on the ground providing support, relief or aid. We are launching an immediate fundraiser to provide cash in hand relief for internally displaced Afghans during this humanitarian crisis. Our decision to make our fundraiser cash in hand is because other fundraisers have aimed towards providing food, tents, bedding etc. With cash, people can purchase exactly what they need.
Please circulate this campaign among your social media, friends and family so we can raise as much as we can, as soon as we can.
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The Team at ERA
Who are we?
We are not an NGO, Humanitarian Agency or registered charity. We are simply a group of 6 individual volunteers from U.S., U.K., and Kabul, and do what we can to help the most vulnerable Afghans in emergencies, in any way we can.
Where will your donations go and what sort of aid will your donations provide?
For this campaign we are partnering with Visions for Children, an Afghan run, German based NGO to distribute the donations as cash relief for Afghan IDPs fleeing war.
How do we work?
When a crisis occurs, we respond by creating a crowd-funding campaign to raise funds for the victims of natural or manmade disasters, immediately. During the time of fundraising, our on the ground volunteers visit the site of emergency multiple times to accurately assess for donation recipients. We document this process on our social media platforms for our donors, supporters and followers to see first hand how we survey the situation.
Once we meet our fundraising goal, we request from our crowd-funding source to withdraw the donations. This can take anywhere from 7-10 days. For this campaign, our volunteer in the U.S. will receive the funds and wire it to our team on the ground. This can take an additional 7-10 days. During this time we update our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with posts to keep our donors in the loop.
When we have the funds in hand, our on the ground volunteers returns to the site and begins the distribution phase. We document this step and post photos or videos (maybe both) on our social media platforms. We do this so you can see where your donations are going and how they are being handled.
How can you ensure your donations will go to people in need?
We post and document the assessment and distribution phases on all of our social media platforms. We regularly update our social media with notifications in the assessment and distribution phases.
For previous fundraising campaigns, visit our social media pages:
Still have questions?
You can reach us on all of our Social Media Platforms. You can also email us at [email redacted].
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