Prioritizing Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
in support of Afghan evacuation and resettlement
Why this matters
The past 20 years of US involvement in conflict/war in Afghanistan and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan have created unaddressed trauma and stress for military veterans, civilian supporters and Afghan resettlers. The U.S. employed thousands of Afghan citizens as interpreters, translators, cultural advisors, drivers, and more. Individuals who linked arms with American military and bravely fought for change. Former military members, loved ones and civilians are protecting Afghan citizens by helping coordinate their safe departure from Afghanistan and help them resettle in foreign lands – including the U.S.