Following the Taliban’s seizure of power in Afghanistan and destruction in Haiti after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake, Send Relief is working with global partners to help.
Taliban insurgents overtook the Afghan government Aug. 15, triggering a mass exodus of Afghans seeking to flee the country. Afghan Christians are among those fleeing what they expect is imminent persecution under Taliban rule (read more, click here).
In a statement on its website, Send Relief officials said the organization is working with World Relief and other “trusted global ministry partners to minister to Afghan refugee families around the world.”
Send Relief, the compassion ministry arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, has established the Afghanistan Refugee Crisis Fund, through which gifts will support such efforts as refugee welcome kits, ESL classes and job interview prep for those seeking to get established in new countries.
In Haiti, Send Relief is partnering with the Florida Baptist Convention and local Haitian churches to meet food, medical and shelter needs of those impacted by the powerful earthquake that struck Aug. 14. The death toll in Haiti has exceeded 2,200 people, and thousands more are displaced because of the destruction.
For more information on these efforts, go to sendrelief.org.