The situation in Afghanistan is changing rapidly and the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are regularly updating their advice.
Please visit Afghanistan Travel Advice & Safety smartraveller.gov.au for the latest information here: https://bit.ly/3Bi0Pdw
For family members who have lost contact with relatives in Afghanistan, the free and secure Restoring Family Links (RFL) service at Australian Red Cross can assess your situation and work through their Family Links Network to assist you to re-establish contact with your family members. Please note this may take some time due to the current situation.
Please find attached plain-English, Dari and Pashto translated information on the RFL service. You can also access the information by visiting
Find My Family: Restoring Family Links | Australian Red Cross here: https://bit.ly/3sTNhC8
In addition, the RFL hotline is available Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (AEST) on 1800 875 199 or email: email@example.com
There are also strong community groups and support agencies available. You can contact the Queensland Program of Assistance to Survivors of Torture and Trauma (QPASTT) by visiting https://qpastt.org.au/ or World Wellness Group on https://worldwellnessgroup.org.au/about/.