Members of the Afghan women’s youth soccer team and their families reached safety in the UK on Thursday — and Kim Kardashian played a huge role in the efforts.
TMZ Sports has confirmed — Kim and her SKIMS brand shelled out the money to charter a plane for 130 people from Pakistan to the Stansted Airport in London … after the founder of the Tzedek Association reached out and asked for help in getting the group to safety.
Rabbi Moshe Margaretten — who’s worked with Kim in the past on criminal justice reform — says the businesswoman was quick to assist after speaking over a video chat.
“Maybe an hour later, after the Zoom call, I got a text message that Kim wants to fund the entire flight,” Margaretten told the AP.
Thousands have been fleeing Kabul after the Taliban took over in August … and members of the developmental soccer team were able to make it to Pakistan and get visas, but could not get a flight until Kim and SKIMS stepped up.
The team was especially in danger … as the Taliban sees women involved in sports as rebellious.
On top of Kim and SKIMS’ help, the EPL’s Leeds United has offered to support the team.
Next for the team — a 10-day quarantine before starting fresh in the UK.