Professional Footballers Australia (the PFA) has joined thousands of other organisations and individuals across the Nation in calling for #ActionForAfghanistan and urging the Australian Government and Prime Minister Scott Morrison to provide safe passage to people fleeing the Taliban. 

People from Afghanistan including human rights advocates, journalists, women professionals and activists and people who assisted the Australian Defence Force are at extreme risk, as are ethnic and religious groups facing discrimination and violence under the Taliban.

“This is a humanitarian crisis and each of us has a moral duty to respond accordingly,” PFA Co-Chief Executive Beau Busch said.

“We are calling on the Federal Government to follow the likes of Canada and respond with compassion and demonstrate genuine leadership during this crisis. Ultimately the course of action they choose reflects who we are as a nation and as such it is critical that each of us makes sure our voice is heard.” 

PFA Member and Brisbane Roar player Rahmat Akbari said: “As a refugee from Afghanistan, I am incredibly thankful to the Australian community that I have been able to find safety, freedom and opportunity in this country, and in a small way, have been able to give back to my new home.

“Unfortunately, many thousands caught up in the crisis in Afghanistan today may never have those same opportunities that I have enjoyed. Right now they are in grave danger.

“I hope our Government can act with compassion.”

You can join over 80,000 Australians and organisations across the nation in calling for #ActionForAfghanistan by signing the following Petition Now