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Evacuate Our Allies Coalition

Evacuate Our Allies is a coalition of trusted human rights, religious and refugee organizations working alongside veterans and frontline civilians to evacuate at-risk Afghan allies to safety.

Our Mission

The Evacuate Our Allies Coalition was formed in the wake of U.S. President Biden’s announcement of withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in April 2021. Our mission is to ensure the rapid evacuation and rescue of vulnerable Afghans who are at risk of persecution from the Taliban, and their prompt resettlement in the United States. This includes, but is not limited to, those eligible for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program.

Our History

While the Coalition is supportive of the intention to end the 20 year long conflict in Afghanistan, our members saw a need to encourage the Administration to create a plan to save the allies who fought alongside us. Throughout the spring and summer of 2021, the Coalition developed a strategy calling for the immediate evacuation of all persons who qualified for the Special Immigrant Visa program to United States territory, estimated to be around 80,000 individuals.

Throughout the intervening months, we've engaged with the Administration and civil society on ways to facilitate this evacuation. Our plan pointed to historical examples of similar evacuation efforts of Vietnamese, Iraqi, and Kosovar populations following those conflicts as precedent for what could be done. We were encouraged to see efforts to bring late stage applicants of the Special Immigrant Visa program to Ft. Lee in Virginia at the end of July 2021, and had high hopes that the pace of arrivals would increase and continue through the remainder of the year.

Given the rapid fall of the Afghan central government to the Taliban, our Coalition has responded to meet the moment and protect those who have been left behind. While August 31st is the withdrawal deadline for the U.S. military, the coalition will continue its efforts to evacuate, welcome, and support the resettlement of as many vulnerable Afghan allies as possible.

To learn more about the Coalition’s work and background, please view our plan.

To learn more about evacuation efforts, please visit #AfghanEvac.

Join us

If your organization would like to join as a member, please sign up here to join the Coalition and its working groups.

Please note that if you are looking for Official Afghan Evacuation Data Collection Form, please visit here.

EOA Steering Committee

EOA Operations Center

The coalition’s evacuation and resettlement efforts are supported by the EOA Operations Center. The Ops Center provides a central hub for 24/7 coverage of up-to-the-minute information, helping to facilitate communication across the evacuation pipeline and connect resources to people on the ground.

EOA Coalition Members

In addition to the Steering Committee organizations listed above, the following organizations have joined the EOA Coalition.

Member list based on organizations consenting to public listing as coalition members as of 8 September 2021.

Partner Organizations

EOA has partnered with the following coalition groups.

Afghan Allies Evacuation & Resettlement
Tuesday, August 31, 2021


Join us.

We welcome your support of the EOA coalition.

Join our work as a member organization or as an individual.

Please sign up here to join the Coalition and its working groups.

If you are looking for Official Afghan Evacuation Data Collection Form, please visit here.