2021: over 9000 people assisted

2022: over 500 evacuated and over 100 resettled

Project Results 

2021: over 9000 people assisted

2022: over 500 evacuated and over 100 resettled

Save Afghanistan Christians
Afghan family
Project Dates:
August 2021 - Ongoing
Afghans fleeing the Taliban
Project Goal:
$9,705 per person
Project Overview 

The Need: When the Taliban took over in Afghanistan and the United States announced its intent to withdraw its forces by August 31, 2021, it opened the door for the subsequent conquest of the country by Taliban forces in a matter of days. Immediately, Shai Fund sprang into action to evacuate those high-risk individuals whose lives would be in mortal danger should they remain in a Taliban controlled Afghanistan. Despite the threat of gunfire, suicide bombings, and the Taliban searching house-to-house, we have been able to successfully rescue and help thousands of high-risk individuals from a death sentence at the hands of the Taliban by placing them in safe houses.

Christian minorities and women are particularly at risk. Even before the Taliban cemented control of the country, Taliban militants were targeting Christians. Upon taking over the country in August 2021 they immediately revealed they had a list of known Christian leaders of the underground house church movement. On the12th of August they sent warnings to these church leaders saying that they knowwho they are and what they are doing.

The Solution: This project helps them in stay in a safe place until they can get visas to leave the country. We feed and provide them with medical assistance (if needed) while we arrange visas, flights and safe passage. Working with local networks we help to integrate them into their new country. Once in their new country the project supports them with food, shelter, language courses and integration for 3 months, and then works to give additional support for the following 6 months as they learn to become more independent though local charities and church networks.

Project Details 
Project Plan

We need your help to provide these religious minorities with safe lodging and care while we helped them obtain a visa and the documents they need for their new life. Sponsors need to be found in the new country that will help them learn the language, find jobs, find a home and furnish it. The project will assist them for a year after they arrive.

1. Safe houses and safe-passage

2. Obtain visas

3. Obtain flights and PCR tests

4. Relocate to new country

5. Assist with 3 months integration, and another 6 months of assistance

Project History

In 2021 we assisted in evacuating over 9000 at risk Afghans including lawyers and judges that had adjudicated Taliban human rights cases, ethnic and religious minorities, Afghans that worked for the US and Western organizations, and many more being hunted down by the Taliban.

We have evacuated over 500 and resettled over 100 Christians and others at high-risk since 2022, and with your help we can save more.

What Your Investment Will Do:

You can sponsor one or more persons which will enable them to have safe-passage and stay alive, as they prepare for arrival in their new country.

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