Afghanistan is on the brink of a devastating human catastrophe.
Aria is a human rights activist and education defender who has dedicated the last 10 years of his life to making a change and improving people's lives in Afghanistan. He is the founder of “Save Afghanistan” an organization dedicated to teaching the children of the Taliban about peace, human rights, basic life skills, and gender equality.
He is also the founder of Book Cafe in Herat city, Afghanistan. Book Cafe is a safe space where the youth come together to discuss social justice issues and challenge the status quo that has been embedded in their society. It was the first space in Herat city, where girls and boys came together under one roof to share, discuss and learn.
In light of recent events in Afghanistan, Aria has had to close Book Cafe as he faces persecution under the Taliban due to the nature of his work and his activism as a human rights activist and education defender.
A few days ago, his colleague was abducted by the Taliban, and we fear Aria could be next. He has already changed his location, disconnected from his family, friends, and relatives.
So far, there aren't any international or national humanitarian agencies on the ground providing support, relief, or aid. We are launching an immediate fundraiser to provide cash-in-hand relief for Aria during this humanitarian crisis so he and his family can sustain themselves and get themselves safely to Pakistan.
Your help in getting Aria evacuated to safety will be tremendously appreciated. He has done so much humanitarian work for the people of Afghanistan, and his life matters for the upcoming generations.
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