People living in Afghanistan are familiar with coping under challenging, extreme conditions. Nonetheless, right now they desperately need your support to get through the COVID-19 crisis. 

As many countries grapple with the easing of lockdowns, it places a stark emphasis on the fact that, whilst we are all in this together, this pandemic does not affect us all equally. This is highlighted by the situation in Afghanistan, where there is no social safety net, and the virus places even more pressure on infrastructure that has already been weakened by enduring conflict and increasingly frequent natural disasters.

As many of our lives return to a more normal state, this is an opportunity to keep those still struggling with the virus and its secondary effects at the forefront of our public consciousness. Help us support the people of Afghanistan through this crisis whilst being part of an incredible team: Afghanaid's At Home Heroes.

How can I be a hero?

You can help lift people's spirits whilst spreading awareness of why the Coronavirus is threatening for Afghanistan, and why not raise some money whilst you're doing it to ensure that we can help the most vulnerable. 

Your heroic activities are constrained only by the limits of your imagination. All we ask is that you get involved - what you do, who you do it with, and how you do it is entirely up to you.

Getting started is simple - just follow the 3 steps below:


1. Pick your pursuit

Take your pick from our selection of pursuits, or come up with your own. From dancing, to cooking, to running, you can get involved however you like. The only rule is to make sure you stay safe and have fun!

Browse our selection of heroic pursuits


2. Set up a fundraising page

This is a great opportunity to raise money whilst being a hero! The best way to do this is directly on our website, ensuring all of the money you raise comes directly to us.

Set up a fundraising page

Thinking of live-streaming your pursuit? Tiltify is a great platform for this. Questions? Fire away.


3. Spread the word

Use the hashtag

The key with social media is to post regularly and keep people updated on what you're up to. Whatever you're doing - make sure you take photos or videos or yourself doing it and share it online! Each of our pursuits has a relevant hashtag so make sure you use that when you're sharing!

Tell us what you're up to

However you decide to get involved, we really can't thank you enough! The very least we can do is help you promote your heroic activities. If you email [email protected] we can share your story and even feature you in our newsletters or on our website. You can also tag us on social media - find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Use your story

As well as sharing Afghanaid's story, let people know why you're supporting us, and what this means to you. 

Nominate

Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to get involved by nominating them to go next - everyone can be a hero! Direct them to pick their pursuit if they don't fancy getting involved in the same way as you.


Thank you!

Afghanaid is working incredibly hard to protect vulnerable communities in Afghanistan during this Coronavirus crisis. Any money you raise will enable us to achieve this. During challenging times, donations from our supporters are an absolutely vital resource for Afghanaid, and will help to ensure we can continue to reach those who need it most, and provide vital assistance to the most vulnerable.

We are posting regular updates on the situation in Afghanistan here.