Can you help the Afghan Women's football team

Can you help the Afghan Women's football team

A number of members of the Afghan Women's football team have now been evacuated. But more still remain. Can you help?

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We are lending our support to the urgent evacuation of female athletes in Afghanistan.

We need to apply pressure on FIFA and the Government to get ALL members of this very vulnerable group out very quickly.

For more details please read here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58284092

and here https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/afghanistan-women-footballers-evacuated-to-australia-b952133.html

Here's what you can do to help: Below are 3 email templates – one for FIFA staff (please send to them individually rather than in a group email), one to your local MP and one to the Secretary of Sport. You can either copy and paste these or use your own words with the same call to action.

Step 1: To FIFA officials

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura: fatma.samoura@fifa.org and SecretaryGeneralOffice@fifa.org

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino: President@fifa.org

Head of Women's Football, Sarai Bareman: sarai.bareman@fifa.org

Email template:

Dear name of contact at FIFA

In view of the recent news article in the BBC, I understand that you have now written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58284092

I would like to know what resources are being put behind this in the UK from FIFA, we hope you are backing up your request to Governments with financial support to enable this immediate urgent evacuation.

FIFA, the UK Government, and Fifpro must work together to organise emergency evacuations of vulnerable female athletes as soon as possible.  

I urge you now to unite your global partners and to take immediate action to bring these vulnerable female athletes to safety.

YOUR NAME

Step 2: To your local MP

Put your postcode into www.theyworkforyou.com to get your local MP’s email address.

Email template:

Dear MP's email address

I am writing to you as one of your constituents, you will no doubt have read the recent news article in the BBC announcing that FIFA has now written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58284092

I would like to know what resources exactly are being put behind this in the UK. We hope that the UK Government, FIFA and Fifpro are now working together to organise the emergency evacuation of vulnerable female athletes as soon as possible.

We understand there is overwhelming support here in the UK for Afghan arrivals and we ask you to please take urgent and immediate action to now evacuate these women and bring these vulnerable female athletes to safety.

Yours sincerely,

YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER (or email will be returned)

Step 3: To the Secretary of Sport

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

enquiries@dcms.gov.uk

Email template:

Dear Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP

As Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, you will no doubt have read the recent news article in the BBC announcing that FIFA has now written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players.

I would like to know what resources exactly are being put behind this in the UK. We hope that the UK Government, FIFA and Fifpro are now working together to organise the emergency evacuation of vulnerable female athletes as soon as possible.

We understand there is overwhelming support here in the UK for Afghan arrivals and we ask you to please take urgent and immediate action to quickly evacuate these women and bring these vulnerable female athletes to safety.

Yours sincerely,

YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER (or email will be returned)

We are lending our support to the urgent evacuation of female athletes in Afghanistan.

We need to apply pressure on FIFA and the Government to get ALL members of this very vulnerable group out very quickly.

For more details please read here https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58284092

and here https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/afghanistan-women-footballers-evacuated-to-australia-b952133.html

Here's what you can do to help: Below are 3 email templates – one for FIFA staff (please send to them individually rather than in a group email), one to your local MP and one to the Secretary of Sport. You can either copy and paste these or use your own words with the same call to action.

Step 1: To FIFA officials

FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura: fatma.samoura@fifa.org and SecretaryGeneralOffice@fifa.org

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino: President@fifa.org

Head of Women's Football, Sarai Bareman: sarai.bareman@fifa.org

Email template:

Dear name of contact at FIFA

In view of the recent news article in the BBC, I understand that you have now written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58284092

I would like to know what resources are being put behind this in the UK from FIFA, we hope you are backing up your request to Governments with financial support to enable this immediate urgent evacuation.

FIFA, the UK Government, and Fifpro must work together to organise emergency evacuations of vulnerable female athletes as soon as possible.  

I urge you now to unite your global partners and to take immediate action to bring these vulnerable female athletes to safety.

YOUR NAME

Step 2: To your local MP

Put your postcode into www.theyworkforyou.com to get your local MP’s email address.

Email template:

Dear MP's email address

I am writing to you as one of your constituents, you will no doubt have read the recent news article in the BBC announcing that FIFA has now written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58284092

I would like to know what resources exactly are being put behind this in the UK. We hope that the UK Government, FIFA and Fifpro are now working together to organise the emergency evacuation of vulnerable female athletes as soon as possible.

We understand there is overwhelming support here in the UK for Afghan arrivals and we ask you to please take urgent and immediate action to now evacuate these women and bring these vulnerable female athletes to safety.

Yours sincerely,

YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER (or email will be returned)

Step 3: To the Secretary of Sport

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:

enquiries@dcms.gov.uk

Email template:

Dear Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP

As Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, you will no doubt have read the recent news article in the BBC announcing that FIFA has now written to a number of governments to request the emergency evacuation of female players.

I would like to know what resources exactly are being put behind this in the UK. We hope that the UK Government, FIFA and Fifpro are now working together to organise the emergency evacuation of vulnerable female athletes as soon as possible.

We understand there is overwhelming support here in the UK for Afghan arrivals and we ask you to please take urgent and immediate action to quickly evacuate these women and bring these vulnerable female athletes to safety.

Yours sincerely,

YOUR FULL NAME, FULL ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER (or email will be returned)