Staring Monday, September 13, 2021, the Tahirih Justice Center’s Afghan Asylum Project will provide information, referrals, and asylum legal screenings for Afghan citizens who recently arrived in the U.S. through our dedicated, toll-free Afghan Asylum Line. Trauma informed Tahirih staff will conduct legal intake with anyone presenting gender-based asylum claims for potential legal representation by Tahirih staff and Tahirih’s pro bono network. Our toll-free number will have Pashto and Dari interpreters available.
Tahirih’s Afghan Asylum Line: (888)-991-0852
Open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST
|The Tahirih Justice Center is a national, nonprofit organization that serves immigrant survivors fleeing gender-based violence. By amplifying the experiences of survivors in communities, courts, and Congress, Tahirih’s mission is to create a world in which all people share equal rights and live in safety and with dignity|
- PARS Equality Center: Provides legal assistance in Afghanistan. Click here for information.
- Afghanistan Non-Combatant Evacuation Operation (NEO): Provides information for Evacuees and Commercial Aircraft Coordination. For information on evacuation guidance/support from the Department of State (DOS) Afghanistan Coordination Task Force (ACTF):
- Primary: 1-888-407-4747 (May only be called from a U.S. phone number)
- Alternate: 1-202-501-4444 (May be called from an overseas number)
- Email: ACTF@state.gov
- Additional assistance: 1-202-485-1888 or 1-202-485-1627
- Department of Defense (DoD): Afghanistan NEO Call Center (ANCC) and assistance with logistics that can be reached at 1-703-693-0799.
- For information on chartered or commercial flights out of Hamid Karzai International Airport (HKIA), contact:
- Primary: 1-609-754-6191
- Alternate: 1-609-754-6002
- Email: 621AMOS.MOG.AMC@us.af.mil
- International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP): Provides resources for individuals in Afghanistan. Click on this link for information: Resources from the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
- Human Rights First ‘s Fact Sheets in English, Pashto, and Dari about how to evade the misuse of biometric data, as well as fact sheets in English and Pashto about how to delete your digital history: Steps to Protect Your Online Identity from the Taliban: Digital History and Evading Biometrics Abuses.
- Human Rights First’ Short Guide to help human rights activists erase their digital footprints: Human Rights First: Phone Security for Clients in Afghanistan.
Additional Information for Advocates in the U.S.:
- Assistance for Afghans Toolkit: New collection of CLINIC resources, as well as featured resources from partners. CLINIC is continuing to monitor developments and will work to provide updated resources to serve our network and others in responding to the immigration aspects of the unfolding humanitarian emergency in Afghanistan.
- Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services’s How to Help Our Afghan Allies. They provide ways to volunteer, donate, and send a message to President Biden and Congress.
- You can also refer Afghan individuals looking for legal assistance to Pars Equality Center and suggest that they complete their intake form.
- If you would like to volunteer to help with intakes, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Several congresspeople have been proactively providing assistance for evacuation, including:
Note: This information is subject to change as the situation in Afghanistan is fast moving.