Bandaging and building the persecuted Church since 1995

Nowhere to Run

Christians in Afghanistan are in extreme danger as the Taliban target them.

A Death Sentence

There more than 10,000 Christians in Afghanistan. Almost all are converts from Islam.

According to the Taliban, Christians are apostates and under a death sentence.

ICC is working behind the scenes to help them.

An Insider’s View: The Taliban Takes Over

Here’s What We Know:

With all civilian flights out of Afghanistan canceled indefinitely and the borders controlled by the Taliban, Christians are in extreme danger.

  • The Taliban are going door to door to identify Christians.
  • Christians are getting phone calls from the Taliban saying, “We’re coming for you.”
  • Many Christians are in hiding.
  • Several judges and government officials have been murdered.

Stay tuned for updates.

Prayer Points:

Afghan Christians have a long, dangerous, and even deadly road ahead of them. As one body of believers, we must join in prayer for our vulnerable and suffering family.

Please Pray for: 

  • Safety—especially for the known Christians that have been open about their faith.
  • The underground Church workers.
  • Those who will face the ultimate threat: turn back to Islam or die.
  • Wisdom for those of us serving the believers and how best to help.
  • Those who we have been in touch with inside the country.

You Can Help Now!

Contact your US Representative to call attention to Afghan Christians

We encourage everyone to call his or her representative in Congress to support the rescue of persecuted Christians in Afghanistan. As a resource, we have provided this script to guide your message. Please share to encourage others to take action.

We desperately need your help to serve our struggling brothers and sisters in Afghanistan. Will you come alongside us in this crucial mission?

Rescue an Afghan Christian

How you can help:
  • Prayer | Follow our social media accounts to know how you can pray for our brothers and sisters.
  • Contact your officials | Call your representatives in Congress to label Afghan Christians as an at-risk group to be granted refugee status. Find a script to guide your message here.  
  • Give | Give to our Afghanistan Fund below.
Their cries are urgent. Please Help Now!

Stay up-to-date with the latest information out of Afghanistan:

Press Freedom Collapsing in Afghanistan

01/10/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – During the last two decades of conflict in Afghanistan, most Afghan media outlets enjoyed […]

Lost Home, Newfound Freedom in the US

Sukru held his two-year-old son in the crowded soldiers’ barracks in an unfamiliar land, grateful to God that his family’s long and arduous journey was almost over.

In the Throes of Persecution

In the wake of the disastrous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan this summer, the country’s highly secretive Christian community began to experience a rapid increase in threats.

Desperate Afghans Are Selling Their Children Amidst Hunger Crisis

01/03/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As Afghanistan tries desperately to climb out of an economic disaster, resulting in widespread […]

United Nations Calls for Countries to Accept Afghan Refugees

12/13/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As the crisis deepens for Afghans under Taliban rule, the United Nations is calling on neighboring countries to receive […]

Roadside Bomb in Kabul Wounds Two

11/16/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – A roadside bomb detonated in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday next to a busy road, […]

Report Highlights Extreme Difficulties for Afghan Christians

11/12/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) conveyed on their latest factsheet […]

National Security Advisors of Eight Countries Express Concern Over Afghanistan

11/11/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The National Security Advisors of India, Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan met […]

Over Half of Afghanistan’s Population is Facing Hunger

11/09/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – In the aftermath of a catastrophic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and the interruption of […]

Bipartisan Letter to Biden Pushes for Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

11/08/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As the U.S.-backed government of Afghanistan collapsed in August, so did the hopes and […]

Many Challenges Faced by Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

11/03/2021 Pakistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Evangelical Focus, refugees fleeing Taliban rule in Afghanistan are facing many challenges […]

Taliban Reportedly Murders Three, Injures Others for Playing Music at Wedding

11/01/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – At a wedding in eastern Afghanistan in the Surkh Rod district of Nangahar Province, […]

Recognizing the Taliban Will Not Improve Life for Christians

11/1/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) – Afghanistan has been in economic freefall since U.S. troops withdrew and the Taliban […]

UN Struggling to Create Options for Collapsing Afghanistan

10/28/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – United Nations officials have raised alarm regarding the UN’s ability to get enough money […]

Afghanistan’s Economy on the Brink of Collapse

10/25/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Afghanistan’s economy is teetering on the edge of near complete collapse. The country’s food shortage […]

Media Reports Murder of Female Athlete by Taliban in Afghanistan

10/23/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to the Times of India, a member of Afghanistan’s Women’s National Volleyball Team […]

NATO Defense Ministers Meet to Discuss Afghanistan

ICC has learned that NATO member Defense Ministers are meeting in Brussels to discuss the ongoing security concerns coming out of Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban in August.

Experts Report Afghanistan is on the Brink of a Humanitarian Catastrophe

10/21/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Christianity Daily, Afghanistan is on the brink of humanitarian collapse following the […]

Flight Carrying Hundreds of Refugees Departs Kabul

10/18/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – A flight with 353 evacuees on board departed the Kabul airport for Doha, Qatar. […]

Saving Faith: The Gospel Amid the Afghanistan Crisis

The world watched in horror as Afghanistan succumbed to Taliban control this past August.

Pakistan Airline Stops Flights to Afghanistan Citing Issues with the Taliban

10/14/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) ceased flights to Afghanistan, citing issues with a very heavy-handed […]

From Terror at Kabul Airport to Freedom | Part 2

Last week, we introduced you to Larry, a believer who narrowly escaped Afghanistan as the Taliban swept in.

Taliban Instruct Religious Police to Be “Moderate”

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Taliban leaders are taking steps to instruct the religious police to be more moderate.

Ministry Reports Taliban is Limiting Media Access to Afghanistan

10/13/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Mission Network News (MMN), the Taliban has continued to crack down on […]

United States to Send Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that the United States will send humanitarian aid that will be directed to the suffering Afghan civilians.

From Terror at Kabul Airport to Freedom | Part 1

Over the past several months, we have been working to rescue vulnerable Christian families in Afghanistan.

Afghan Christian in India Faces Threat of Deportation to Afghanistan

10/08/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Morning Star News, an Afghan Christian in India could be facing deportation […]

Russia to Host the Taliban in Moscow

10/07/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Russia will invite Taliban representatives to Moscow for talks to take place on October […]

Taliban Committed War Crimes, Report Says

10/06/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Reports from Amnesty International claim that they had found evidence of the Taliban murdering […]

Pakistan Does Global PR for Afghanistan’s Taliban

International Christian Concern has learned that the government of Pakistan has launched a global effort to raise support for the current Taliban government of Afghanistan.

Taliban Continues to Assault Human Rights

10/04/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The Taliban has axed a World Bank program for women and created a ministry […]

Barbers Forbidden to Shave Beards in Afghanistan Province

09/30/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – In another indication of how the Taliban plans to govern Afghanistan, the new Taliban […]

New Senate Bill Addresses Afghanistan Crisis

International Christian Concern has learned that, on September 27, 2021, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) introduced the Afghanistan Counterterrorism, Oversight, and Accountability Act.

Taliban Official Claims Brutal Punishments and Executions Will Return to Afghanistan

ICC has learned that Mullah Nooruddin Turabi, a member of the Taliban’s interim government and chief enforcer of the group’s strict interpretation of Sharia law, has said that…

Amnesty International Reports Brutal Crackdown by Taliban in Afghanistan

International Christian Concern has learned that a recently released report by Amnesty International documents a broad and brutal crackdown taking place in Afghanistan…

Taliban Maneuvers for United Nations Recognition

International Christian Concern has learned that on September 20, 2021, the Taliban nominated a United Nations (UN) Ambassador, Suhail Shaheen, to represent Afghanistan.

Pakistan Refuses to Accept Refugees from Afghanistan

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that Pakistan is refusing to accept any new refugees fleeing Afghanistan following the country’s fall to the Taliban.

Biden Administration Faces Backlash Over Failed Drone Strike

09/20/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Amid the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration conducted a drone strike against […]

Pakistan’s Imran Khan Calls For ‘Time’ and ‘Aid’ for Hardline Government in Afghanistan

ICC has learned that Imran Khan, the prime minister of Pakistan, called on the international community to give time to the newly formed government of Afghanistan in terms of human rights.

Afghanistan on the Brink of Humanitarian Disaster

ICC has learned that UN member states are set to deliver over $1 billion in humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan, as the country reels from decades of conflict and a disastrous U.S. withdrawal.

Immigration Hawks Call for Limits on Afghan Refugees Admissions

09/15/2021 United States (International Christian Concern) – Some voices in the United States are calling on the government to limit […]

Ministry and NGO Leaders Call for Prayer for Afghan Christians

09/15/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Kentucky Today, ministries and other NGO leaders are calling for Christians around […]

Ministries Lose Contact with Christians Stuck in Afghanistan

09/14/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Mission Network News (MMN), underground ministries are losing contact with their networks […]

Members of Congress to Hold Hearings on Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal

The United States withdrew all personnel from Afghanistan last month sparking chaos and panic among thousands of Afghan nationals.

Former CIA Director: “Jihadist Central” Under Taliban Rule

International Christian Concern has learned that the former acting CIA Director, Michael Morell, has said that he believes the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan will have “inspired jihadists all over the world.”

Taliban Takeover Could Boost Terrorism in Southeast Asia

09/13/2021 Singapore (International Christian Concern) – When the Taliban regained control of Kabul last month, many worried that Afghanistan would […]

The Taliban Announce Interim Government in Afghanistan Filled with Hardliners

The Taliban have announced an interim government for Afghanistan filled with hardline figures from the group’s rule in the 1990s.

The Taliban Declare Victory in the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan

International Christian Concern has learned that the last pocket of resistance to Taliban rule in Afghanistan fell to Taliban fighters on Monday, September 6. Despite the claim of victory by the Taliban, the leader of the resistance forces did not concede defeat.

Taliban Forces Claim Victory in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley

09/07/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Al Jazeera, the last pocket of resistance to Taliban rule in Afghanistan […]

Life Under Taliban Rule More Difficult for Afghanistan’s Christians

09/06/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Mission Network News (MNN), life has become more difficult for Christians in […]

Taliban Expected to Announce New Government in Afghanistan

09/03/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The Taliban are expected to announce a new government in Afghanistan today following their […]

Former Secretary of State Fears Genocide Against Christians in Afghanistan

09/02/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Writing for the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), former U.S. Secretary of […]

Afghanistan’s Christians Need Help

09/01/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan comes to an end, a long road begins […]

Biden Commits to Helping the People of Afghanistan

09/01/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – In the wake of the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, officially completed on Monday, President […]

Pope Francis Questions Preparations Made for U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan

09/01/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to The Jesuit Review, Pope Francis has questioned the preparations made regarding the […]

Afghanistan’s Christians After the Withdrawal

08/31/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As the final U.S. plane took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul […]

Taliban Declares Victory After United States Completes Withdraw from Afghanistan

08/31/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to The Associated Press, the United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late […]

Afghanistan’s Minorities Brace for Persecution Following Taliban Takeover

08/30/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to NBC News, religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan are bracing for increased […]

Taliban Seeks Seoul’s Diplomatic Recognition Despite Troubling Past

08/29/2021 South Korea (International Christian Concern) – The Taliban, self-referred to as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, have seized power […]

Pope Francis Calls for Christians to Pray for Afghanistan

08/29/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Reuters, Pope Francis called for the world’s Christians to fast and pray […]

Afghan Christian in Canada Expresses Concern for Underground Church in Afghanistan

08/28/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – In an interview with the Winnipeg Free Press, Shoaib Ebadi, an Afghan Christian living […]

Turkey Completes First Official Talks with the Taliban

International Christian Concern has learned that on August 27, 2021, Turkey’s President Erdoğan announced that Turkey held its first diplomatic talks with the Taliban in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Christians Worldwide Called to Pray for the Deteriorating Situation in Afghanistan

08/27/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Christians around the world are being called to pray for the situation in Afghanistan […]

Deadly Explosions Rock Kabul Airport

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that two explosions reportedly at the southern Abbey gate at Kabul Airport have killed multiple people, including Afghan nationals and children, and U.S. service members.

Afghan Christians Pledge to Continue God’s Work in Afghanistan

08/26/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to the Union of Catholic Asian News (UCAN), Afghan Christians have pledged to […]

Afghanistan in Crisis

By Linda Burkle, PhD Prior to his departure from office, President Trump announced the withdrawal of most U.S. troops by […]

Taliban Say Afghan Nationals Will No Longer Be Allowed to Flee Afghanistan

08/25/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to CNN, the Taliban announced they would no longer allow Afghan nationals to […]

Afghanistan’s Christians Need Asylum, and They Need it Now

08/24/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – Chilling reports are emerging of the Taliban going door to door collecting the names […]

Christian Family Successfully Leaves Afghanistan and Arrives in Italy

08/24/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Asia News, a Christian family was able to escape Afghanistan and receive […]

Taliban Threaten Biden Over Possible Extension of Withdrawal Deadline

08/23/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The Taliban have told the United States and the United Kingdom that if they […]

Christians in Afghanistan Call for Help as New Reports of Persecution Surface

08/23/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Mission Network News, Christians in Afghanistan are calling out for prayer and […]

Rights Group Fears Taliban’s Takeover of Afghanistan Will Lead to More Persecution

08/22/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to Christian Today, Release International fears that the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan will […]

Long-Term Aid Worker in Afghanistan Shares Thoughts on Country’s Fall to the Taliban

08/21/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to CHVN, a long-term aid worker in Afghanistan is devastated by the Taliban’s […]

Report Claims Taliban Carrying Out Door-To-Door Manhunt

08/20/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to the BBC, the Taliban in Afghanistan has stepped up its effort to […]

Taliban Blocking Access to Kabul Airport

08/19/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As chaos continues to expand in Afghanistan, the Taliban forces in Kabul have moved […]

World Evangelical Alliance Calls for Prayer for Afghanistan

08/19/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – In an August 16 statement issued by the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), WEA General […]

Afghanistan: A Call to Action

08/18/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – The situation in Afghanistan is constantly changing, and most of the news we’re hearing […]

The West Needs a Coordinated Response to Afghanistan

08/18/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – As Afghanistan descends into further chaos, with anti-Taliban protests rising in Jalalabad and reports of Taliban brutality increasing, the […]

Afghanistan Airlift: Yes, It’s Needed

The government of Afghanistan crumbled faster than anyone expected, though many raised concerns over the fragility of the U.S.-backed government in the face of growing Taliban opposition and…

Turkey Hides New Conflicts Behind Afghanistan Crisis

ICC has learned that since Kabul’s fall on August 15, Turkey has increased military expansionist activities across the Middle East in a way that is severely impacting religious minorities.

Christian Family in Afghanistan Appeals to Pope Francis for Help

08/18/2021 Afghanistan (International Christian Concern) – According to the Washington Post, a Christian family in Afghanistan has appealed to Pope […]

Fear and Uncertainty Dominate Thoughts of Afghanistan’s Christians Living Under Taliban Rule

On August 15, Taliban fighters captured Kabul, effectively asserting complete control over Afghanistan. For the country’s secretive underground church, the return to Taliban rule has…