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The Scouts have set up a "tent village" in downtown Kabul and are serving 40 families displaced by the Taliban advance. The Scout camp is being supported by local residents who are dedicated to doing whatever they can to help their fellow citizens. Today Jawad, our Scout program coordinator, reported:

"The community around the camp are very good people. They see how the Scouts are working and they are supporting us at every step. They bring us food and whatever we need, and they are accompanying us in our work until late at night."

The Scout village is being seen as a model for other IDP camps in the area. It has a medical tent, a play tent for children, hygiene facilities, and food, medicine, and essential items available to everyone living there. Two doctors are onsite and our psychosocial staff are working with people who have requested counselling.

Two of our Scout leaders, Rabina and Amin, are working with the children at the camp to keep their spirits up. Today they led games, organized a mini community service project where the group cleaned the camp, and conducted a sanitation training that the youth will pass on to their families.

The Afghan Scouts are inspiring unity during this extremely difficult period and we are so proud of their bravery and leadership in the face of this disaster. We are grateful for the donations we have received from our international community and our hope is that you will continue to share our campaign within your networks. Thank you for standing with Afghanistan.

Alyssa Hoseman
PARSA Development Director
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Afghan Scouts distributing food and other items to displaced families on Friday.

PARSA Ambassador Mina Sharif

Mina Sharif is a long time PARSA Ambassador who worked with us as the producer of our Voice of Afghan Youth TV/Radio program. She spent many years in Kabul and is an advocate for our work and for the work of other great organizations that she can personally vouch for. She is helping our Scouts fundraise for their humanitarian work with displaced Afghans and we invite you to see what she has to say and get in touch with her via her Instagram page: @missminakabul
PARSA Bracelets

We still have a limited number of our PARSA Bracelets available that you can wear to show your support for PARSA and Afghanistan. The bracelets are $100 each and were handcrafted by Kabul artisan Farzana, who is an inspiring entrepreneur and a member of our Trade Afghan Business Network. The bracelets feature a silver charm displaying the PARSA Family logo and come with either a leather or silver band. All proceeds go to support PARSA. Click the photo to learn more.

Bay Area Afghanistan Gathering

PARSA supporter Sandra Cook is hosting an Afghanistan gathering in Oakland Hills, San Francisco Bay Area, on September 12. She has requested that we reach out to PARSA supporters to ask if anyone local would like to attend. This is not a fundraiser, but an opportunity for those who love Afghanistan to connect. Please contact Sandra directly for more information:

Questions or comments? Contact Alyssa at

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