Top global law firms have rallied to collaborate on a joint response offering pro bono support for displacement relief efforts in Afghanistan, after the Western-backed Afghan government surrendered to the Taliban over the weekend.

According to several people with knowledge of the matter, European lawyers at a number of large law firms including the likes of Orrick, Dentons, Weil Gotshal & Manges and Debevoise & Plimpton have been contacted regarding a co-ordinated response to the events unfolding in Afghanistan.