Afghan Christians are at huge risk. As American troops leave the country, Taliban fighters are expanding their area of control, especially in rural areas, and re-imposing their ultra-strict form of sharia as they go. By the end of August the last Americans will have gone, but in mid-July the Taliban already claimed to control 85% of the country, although others disputed this figure.
What is certain is that Afghan Christians, as converts from Islam, will be even more vulnerable under Taliban rule than under the Afghan government. The Taliban has publicly announced that Christians must convert, leave or be killed.
Barnabas Fund is supporting needy Afghan Christians who have fled persecution in their homeland to find safety in other countries.
Will you join with us in providing their practical needs:
£28 (€33; $39) could provide a monthly groceries food package for one family comprising rice, red beans, cooking oil, soap, shampoo and toothpaste
£70 (€82; $98) could rent a small flat for a month
£300 (€352; $419) could cover one-way travel for one person from Afghanistan to a nearby safer country