In the wake of the Biden administration's announcement that it would withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan (April 2022), the Coalition came together to encourage the Administration to create and execute a plan to protect the allies who fought alongside U.S. troops in Afghanistan over the last two decades.
The Coalition developed a strategy calling for the immediate evacuation of all persons who qualified for the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program to U.S. territory and urged the Administration to bring all at-risk Afghans - including those not in the SIV program - to safety.
The Coalition has engaged with the Administration and civil society to facilitate this evacuation and resettlement of at-risk Afghans in the U.S. While August 31, 2021 was the withdrawal deadline for the U.S. military, the coalition will continue its efforts to relocate, welcome, and support the resettlement of as many vulnerable Afghan allies as possible.
To learn more about the Coalition's recommendations for the next phase of Operations Allies Welcome: view our report The Long Tail of Afghan Relocation and Resettlement
To learn more about the Coalition’s initial evacuation plan: view our plan.
To learn more about ongoing relocation efforts, visit #AfghanEvac.