A Message from Global Affairs to Our UC Davis Afghan Community

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Dear UC Davis Afghan community,

We are saddened by the recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan, including at Kabul University, and we extend our deepest sympathies to our students, scholars, faculty, staff, partners, and all those affected. We join you with heavy hearts in mourning for the victims and for everyone affected by this tragedy.

Please know we are here to support our UC Davis Afghan community and share the UC Davis resources available to assist students, scholars, faculty, and staff:

  • For students: You may contact Affaf Waseem, director for Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian Student Resources in the Student Community Center, at awaseem@ucdavis.edu, with any questions or concerns, or if you need someone to talk to. You can also make an appointment through Student Health and Counseling Services, which provides services to all registered students in the U.S.
  • We invite students to also connect with the UC Davis Afghan Student Association if you are not already connected.
  • For scholars, faculty, and staff: The Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP) offers confidential and cost-free assessment, counseling, consultation, and referral services to all UC Davis and UC Davis Health faculty, staff, and families. For scholars located in Davis, please call (530) 752-2727 for an appointment. For scholars in Sacramento, please call (916) 734-2727 for an appointment.

As always, international students and scholars can contact Services for International Students and Scholars (SISS) within Global Affairs by emailing siss@ucdavis.edu, and you can find your advisor’s contact information on the SISS website.

We stand with you in community. Our deep condolences and sympathetic thoughts are with you.

Sincerely,
Joanna Regulska
Vice Provost and Dean - Global Affairs

Fadi Fathallah
Associate Vice Provost, Global Education and Services, Global Affairs

Wesley Young
Director, Services for International Students and Scholars, Global Affairs 

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