I'm not the only one that feels heartbroken and powerless reading and watching the current situation unfold in Afghanistan. Although we're not completely powerless, the privilege of living in Australia means that we have the freedom to take action and support those misfortuned by these events.

Afghan Aid are delivering emergency support to families who have lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of the conflict in Afghanistan. This includes providing:
• financial support so families can keep a roof over their heads;
• kitchen kits so that they can cook and safely store food;
• the support they need to heat their homes and keep their families warm;
• hygiene kits including laundry soap and hand soap;
• items such as solar powered lamps, stoves and gas cylinders;
• emergency food parcels.

We've all seen the harrowing images and words over the last few days. If you feel like you want to show your support I'll be holding a BBQ on Sunday 29 August to help raise funds.

If you can't make it any donation via this link would be greatly appreciated.

Kailie Paul