"Americans and Afghans applying for Special Immigrant Visas, tens of thousands of whom are stranded and facing almost certain death at the hands of the Taliban, now have a northern escape route opened today by the veterans' coalition Digital Dunkirk."
Project Dynamo is a civilian run and donor funded organization that is committed to honoring the promise made to civilians in Afghanistan that aided the United States over the last two decades.
Americans and Afghans applying for Special Immigrant Visa status, thousands of whom are still stranded and facing almost certain death at the hands of the Taliban, can leave the country through a privately run civilian airlift organized by Project Dynamo.
Project Dynamo is named in reference to the Allied forces’ evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II which was made with the help of thousands of civilian watercraft. The veteran led organization has been gathering evacuees in provinces across Afghanistan and bussing or airlifting them to safety. The project, which is paid for entirely by the directors and any donations received, mobilized to countries surrounding Afghanistan on August 23, 2021 and has been performing independent and cooperative civilian evacuations since then.
Project Dynamo moved forward to the region around Afghanistan because the broader evacuation effort became less organized following the closure of Kabul airport on August 31, 2021. The group continues to work as quickly as possible to move eligible parties out of Afghanistan, in anticipation of hostage demands or violence from the Taliban.
American citizens, Green Card holders and their children, along with Afghans applying for special visas, should contact Project Dynamo through the form above. It is important that the information submitted is as accurate and complete as possible because all cases must be fully vetted prior to any confirmation of travel arrangements.
Many of the people trying to escape with their families worked as interpreters for the U.S. military during its 20-year Global War on Terror, and were promised protection in exchange for their service. Now, every second counts for them. The future for these generous people is uncertain at best, and retribution is likely.
Project Dynamo is a d.b.a. of Liberty Aviation International Rescue LLC and has filed with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.