Resources for at-risk individuals from Afghanistan

Scholars at Risk is very concerned about recent events in Afghanistan, and our global network is seeking to assist as many scholars and practitioners at risk as possible. Scholars at Risk is unable to assist students or others who are not professors, research scholars, or advocates/ leaders at a recognized civil society organization, but we hope the below external resources may be useful sources of information for students, and for those seeking pathways out of Afghanistan. SAR will add additional resources to this list as they become available.

Resources for students: 

UC Davis’s Backpack: A tool to allow scholars and students to upload and secure copies of the academic and professional credentials

https://human-rights.ucdavis.edu/news/afghanistan-emergency-resource-information 

The Institute of International Education’s Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (IIE PEER): Database of educational opportunities and resources for displaced and refugee students

https://iiepeer.org/#students

Visa and transit resources: 

[US] Information on visas and pathways out of Afghanistan: Application for eligible Afghans under the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, and other pathways for Afghans at risk www.state.gov/afghanistan-inquiries/ 

This list contains information and “lessons learned” by US military veterans trying to help Afghan colleagues.
https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Afghanistan-Help.pdf

[Canada, UK, US] International Catholic Migration Commission: Summary information on visas and pathways for those relocating to the Canada, the UK, and the US
https://www.icmc.net/2021/08/17/information-on-resettlement-of-afghan-refugees-and-internally-displaced-persons/

[US] Human Rights First: Those seeking legal assistance in the United States (whether physically in the US or abroad) can complete this form to submit a request for pro bono support through HRF’s Project: Afghan Legal Assistance
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfWSOnuYHe_VUdWfNKk1dYfBT0KEBjjvDoyQ4F8kIRCvneJ_A/viewform

[US] Justice for Immigrants: Summary of visas and pathways to the United States for Afghan nationals
https://justiceforimmigrants.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/U.S.-Pathways-for-Afghan-Nationals.pdf

[US] Refugee Council USA: Resources on immigration, evacuation support, digital security, and a list of visas and their descriptions
https://rcusa.org/afghanistan/for-afghans/

[US] USCIS: Information for Afghan nationals on parole into the United States, including steps to take when you arrive in the country
https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/humanitarian-parole/information-for-afghan-nationals-on-parole-into-the-united-states

Digital security resources:

Access Now: Digital security tips

https://www.accessnow.org/online-safety-resources-afghanistan/

Human Rights First: Protecting digital privacy:

https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/resource/steps-protect-your-online-identity-taliban-digital-history-and-evading-biometrics-abuses

LinkedIn Safety Guidelines (in English, Pashto, and Dari):

https://www.scholarsatrisk.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Linkedin-Guidelines.pdf