To following is excerpted from the Church Newsroom. To read the full report, CLICK HERE.

Responding to a crucial need to relieve the suffering of Afghan refugees arriving in Qatar, Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is providing urgently needed supplies.

Individuals and families fleeing the fall of Kabul to the Taliban arrived in Qatar by the thousands, most with only the clothes they were wearing. Latter-day Saint Charities provided clothing and shoes, hygiene supplies and infant care items including baby formula, diapers and wipes; and small toys for the children.

“We saved lives and bridged the gap for the first three days for thousands of Afghan refugees,” local Latter-day Saint leader Jonathan Dawson reported. “Without this, I shudder to think what might have happened. The donations from Latter-day Saint Charities were heaven sent.”

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