Kim Kardashian pays charter flight for Afghan women’s team to UK


The Afghan women’s soccer team players and their families traveled safely from Pakistan to the UK after socialite and businesswoman Kim Kardashian, 40, financed a charter flight. They arrived in the UK on Thursday (18th).

Rabbi Moshe Margaretten, the founder of the nonprofit group that helped the female football players, told the Associate Press that he has worked with Kim Kardashian on his criminal justice reform efforts. He sought her out to see if she could help pay for the charter plane.

“An hour later after a meeting by Zoom, I got a message from Kim saying he wanted to finance the entire flight,” said Margaretten.

Former Afghanistan Women’s National Team captain Khalida Popal said that “many of these families left their homes when the Taliban took over” Afghanistan in August, and “it was very important to act quickly to get them out of Afghanistan.” In total 130 people, players and family members, had been waiting for a flight out of Pakistan for several weeks.

Margaretten thanked Kardashian on Twitter for funding the flight and said the players and family members had “safely landed in London after fearing for their lives for so long”. “I pray that others will learn from your generosity and help high-risk Afghans at risk.”


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