With thousands of Afghans being taken in as refugees in numerous countries after the Taliban’s takeover of many densely populated areas, many non-profit groups are now allowing donations in digital currencies.
Thousands of Afghans are currently in an attempt to flee their native land in fear of what the Taliban might do now that they have maximum control over the nation. Non-profit groups helping refugees have spread the word that they are in need of funds in order to support Afghans making it to foreign soil with more than clothes on their bodies.
A New York-based non-profit by the name of Hearts & Homes for Refugees is requesting donations in order to assist the approximate 20K Afghans still left behind in the county waiting for US authorities to move through with their specific immigrant visas. The group is intending to gather enough funds so they can relocate uprooted Afghan households to Westchester County. The group is currently accepting Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, ZCash, Litecoin, Yearn. Finance, Bal, Gemini Dollar, Banco, Synthetic, and Polygon via its incorporation with the Giving Block.
Another organization by the name of CARE with offices throughout the world offers support for women and girls. It has been reported that 393K Afghans have been uprooted from their homes during the Taliban acquisition have been in dire need of emergency aid. Consulting company Visualize Value founder Jack Butcher inaugurated a series of NFT or nonfungible token aid packages, each of which is intended to be sold to correspond to the organization’s projected cost meant to cover a single family’s emergency requirements for a month.
Butcher added that the 0.028 ETH profits of each NFT sale, which totalled 124,576 USD as of the 19th of August, have been allocated directly towards CARE to help troubled Afghans. Cryptocurrency users also have the choice to purchase 10 individual NFTs at once for 0.28, which convert to 914 USD to help ten families all through late September.
Some establishments with operations within Afghanistan are also using social networking and requesting aid. Code to Inspire, an institution aimed at educating Afghan girls on robotics as well as coding, is also accepting contributions in cryptocurrencies through the Giving Block. The creator of the institution, Fareshteh Forough recently reported that students were still carrying on coding from their homes.
Well-meaning cryptocurrency users have been advised to be careful about who they donate to since there is a fear that the funds might end up in the hands of scammers.