Urgent Calls for Help from Afghanistan

Join SAR’s Response 

Universities, colleges, and other institutional members of the SAR Network have mobilized swiftly to create a range of opportunities to make a difference in protecting threatened scholars and practitioners from Afghanistan. As we respond to hundreds of urgent requests from individual scholars, activists, and civil society leaders—with particular concern for women and ethnic and religious minorities—we invite you to take action and join our efforts. See what you can do today: 

Scholars and Practitioners Seeking Support

  • Review our application criteria and apply directly for assistance via an encrypted link. 
  • Learn about other resources that may be more directly helpful to you. New resources will be added as they develop.

Network Members and Prospective Host Institutions

  • Refer a scholar, human rights practitioner, or civil society leader who meets our application criteria via the encrypted link, or write to apply.scholarsatrisk@nyu.edu.
  • Write to hostingatSAR@nyu.edu to indicate your institution’s interest and capacity to host an Afghan scholar or practitioner. 
  • Prepare for a scholar or practitioner’s arrival at your institution by consulting the Scholars at Risk How to Host Handbook.
  • Sign up for SAR’s newsletters for updates on our efforts, including additional resources as they develop. 
  • Confirm if your institution is a member of our network. 
  • Join the SAR networkmembership is open to accredited higher education institutions and associations worldwide. Reach out to start the process.

Advocates and Concerned Members of the Higher Ed Community

  • See here SAR’s appeal urging European governments and EU institutions to take action to secure the lives and careers of Afghanistan’s scholars, students, and civil society actors.
  • Donate to SAR if you are in a position to support Afghan scholars, practitioners, and their accompanying family members.
  • Join SAR’s wider efforts to support scholars from Afghanistan and around the world.
  • Read SAR’s letter of appeal demanding US government action to secure safe passage for scholars, practitioners, and civil society leaders in Afghanistan
  • Read the letter sent by over 100 non-governmental organizations, including SAR, to U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan
  • Read below Scholars at Risk’s Afghanistan Bulletin outlining the organization’s efforts and initiatives to assist Afghanistan’s at-risk scholars, students, and civil society leaders.

Scholars at Risk Afghanistan Bulletin

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