A DIGITAL DUNKIRK
Operated by Active Duty and National Guard Green Berets, the NMRG Rescue Project (formerly known as Team 11) is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of all former members of the National Mine Reduction Group (NMRG) and their families, while also providing Special Immigrant Visa assistance to NMRG members seeking refuge from the Taliban.
Who were the NMRG?
And Where Are They Now?
The National Mine Reduction Group (NMRG), a unit of Afghan counter-IED specialists, quite literally cleared the way for the Army Green Berets they partnered with. Their technical expertise and familiarity with Taliban tactics was indispensable as they detected and disabled IEDs (usually by hand) in advance of US forces. Many American Special Operators are alive today because of the NMRG.
The vast majority were not fortunate enough to be on the flights out of Kabul: Including their families, there are more than 300 of these allies of the US still in Afghanistan- 2,000 with family counted among them. The former NRMG members are actively hunted by the Taliban
Who We Are
And What Makes Us Different?
Unlike most charities, we are providing direct aid towards a very specific group of people; the NMRG members who protected us. They aren't unnamed, faceless refugees in a country we couldn't pinpoint on a map: We know their names, we know their faces- we know their silhouettes in the dark.
Every dollar spent goes to their assistance.
We are actively in contact with the surviving members- and because of this, the impacts of your donations will be tangible. Additionally, because of their extensive affiliation with US Special Operations, all have undergone extensive vetting, so we know exactly who is receiving aid.
How You Can Help
The NMRG and their families fled their homes with only what they were capable of carrying themselves, so it is of immediate importance to ensure their well-being before all else.
To that end, the underlying focus is first and foremost health and welfare: food, shelter, winter clothing, and pediatric nutrition. As these needs are ensured, efforts pivot towards fulfilling SIV requirements; i.e national ID cards, passports and flights out of Afghanistan.
Team 11 is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Keep Them Safe
Most NMRG families cannot live safely outside of cities like Kabul and Herat: international pressure is non-existent outside of the cities, leaving Taliban fundamentalism to run unchecked in the rural areas. This danger is amplified by their membership in the Hazara ethnic minority. As unbelievable as it may sound, Kabul is the safest option for them until the US Government devises a long-term plan for our Afghan Allies, or a non-profit or NGO can assist in their evacuation out of Afghanistan.