Silkpath Relief Organization is a non-profit organization that strives to provide assistance to individuals and families that have been ravaged and impoverished by calamities. We work directly with some of the most vulnerable individuals in society in hard-to-reach areas to provide economic support, education opportunities, and community development. We also carry out projects that particularly target water, health and hygiene, as well as women’s empowerment.
Silkpath Relief primarily operates in Afghanistan and Bangladesh – particularly in the Rohingya refugee camps on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. We also support Rohingya refugees living in Malaysia. The organization was established after its founders worked in these areas for several years and saw the need for sustained support, particularly for those individuals that fall outside of traditional streams of humanitarian relief and international aid.
Silkpath Relief does not use any of its donations for overhead costs, thereby allowing for all donated funds to go directly to individuals and communities most in need. We work with a small group of trusted locals and are continually engaged in the implementation and monitoring of projects.
*All photos on this site were taken by the founders.
Nafay Choudhury first travelled to Afghanistan in 2007; he was stationed in Kabul from 2012-2016 and again from 2017-2018. Increasing economic hardship in the country necessitated sustained humanitarian relief. He has been running and overseeing humanitarian projects in Afghanistan since 2012. Since 2015, he has also been supporting projects in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. In adopting a hands-on approach to project implementation, he personally ensures that every last dollar reaches its intended recipient, which sometimes requires travel to distant and remote areas. Of Bangladeshi origin, Nafay was born and raised in Canada. He is a post-doctoral researcher based in Cambridge, UK.
Farhana Rahman lived in Afghanistan for much of 2013-2016, where she led projects geared towards the empowerment and education of women and girls. Since 2015, she has been working with Rohingya refugees in the midst of the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. She has spent most of 2017-2018 in the Rohingya refugee camps on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border, as well as with Rohingya refugees living in Malaysia, where she has been documenting the crisis as it unfolds while also overseeing humanitarian projects geared at alleviating human suffering, particularly for women and girls. Farhana was born in Bangladesh, and raised in Zambia and Canada. She is a researcher based in Boston and Cambridge, UK.