While we are still working around the clock to support those in country and those in safe havens, we have been reminded of the human elements of this situation and will be sharing some stories in the coming days. For now, we are happy to say that we’ve had a new member of the Ascend family. One of our girls, who is in a safe haven, has given birth to a healthy baby boy. This boy will never grow up having to fear the Taliban.
As we mentioned in our update yesterday, there is hope that some countries - including Poland, Ireland, Slovakia, France and UK - may provide homes for the girls and their families. But we need your help to pressure local governments to make this hope a reality.
If you are in Ireland, you can do this by contacting your local TD and asking them to lobby the Minister of Justice and Minister for Foreign Affairs. If you are in one of the other countries, then you can also reach out to your local representative.
If you have been contacted by an Ascend member who says they are not in touch with anyone and need help, please reach out to us via DM. Rest assured that we will do all we can to help. Their safety and health is our main priority at the moment.