#Afghan Refugees

Here's where 11,000 Afghan refugees are staying in New Jersey

NEW JERSEY - 11,000 Afghan refugees are being temporarily housed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Central New Jersey. The military base is one of 7 across the country housing Afghan refugees and is the largest. 40% of the refugees on the base are children under the age of 14. On...
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CBS2 Visits Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst In N.J., Where Afghan Refugees Are Assimilating To Life In The U.S.

PEMBERTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — We’re getting first look inside Liberty Village on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where 11,000 Afghan refugees are currently housed awaiting resettlement as part of “Operation Allies Welcome.” CBS2’s Jessica Moore recently spoke with two refugees and has more what life is like as they assimilate into America. READ MORE: CBS2 Speaks With Lead Officer And Crew Of U.S. Air Force Mission That Helped 800 Afghan Refugees Escape Kabul There were smiling Afghan boys playing soccer in the yard between two barracks, each of which houses hundreds of guests. Officials say 40% of the refugees currently housed at the joint base are...
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The 'kind heart' who gave an Afghan family a new home

It is a dark, cold night in Aberdeen but as the Vesal family step out of the car at the end of their 10-hour journey Helga Macfarlane is waiting for them, radiating warmth. "I'm so pleased to meet you, at long last," she says hugging them. This will be their...

Pilot who fled Afghanistan as a child now gives hope to Afghan refugees flying to America

Zak Khogyani has seen many incredible and unforgettable sights in his lifetime. From the Antelope Canyon in Northern Arizona to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, the 53-year-old United Airlines pilot—who is also a talented photographer—has spent a good portion of his life exploring and experiencing the many wonderous spectacles created by Mother Nature. However, the sight that touched his heart the most was one he stumbled upon while volunteering on a nine-hour flight to the US last summer. Gazing at the anxious faces of Afghan children fleeing their homes with their parents, Khogyani realized he was staring back at a younger version of himself.

Over 200 Afghan refugees have resettled in mid-Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY — Millions have fled Afghanistan following the withdrawal of United States troops. Several of those evacuees are now calling Mid-Missouri home. “We’ve now resettled 217 Afghan evacuees in the last two months, including four beautiful babies who were born within the last couple of weeks," said Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri Executive Director Dan Lester.

Ivy Tech students donate winter items to Afghan refugees

COLUMBUS, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College students raised more than $900 to purchase winter items for Afghan children housed at Camp Atterbury. Students in the Student Leadership Academy (SLA), a leadership development program designed specifically for Ivy Tech students, collected donations during an eight-week campaign they called “Helping Camp Atterbury: A Winter Drive.” The money raised was used to purchase winter items for children, including socks, sweatshirts, gloves, and jackets.

'We need them to save our lives': Afghan who guarded Canadian embassy gets no response to refugee request

For almost a decade, Mohammed stood guard over Canada’s embassy in one of the world’s most dangerous diplomatic outposts, leaving only when the Canadians themselves moved out of Kabul in August. Story continues below. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content. Ottawa’s departing ambassador...

‘Welcome Home’ Sends an SOS for Welcoming Refugees

SAN DIEGO — Laurie Spiegler, the co-chair and co-founder of Welcome Home, a volunteer group that assists refugees to settle in San Diego, has put out an SOS. Between now and February 15, as many as 1,500 Afghan refugees will be transferred from temporary lodging on U.S. military bases to the City of San Diego, where they will need everything including places to stay, furniture, bedding, personal hygiene items, paper towels, diapers, cleaning supplies, and just about everything else that cannot be purchased with food stamps.

Afghan former child refugee says ‘don’t feel sorry for me’ as she shares what Europe gets wrong

It breaks my heart to see many Afghans trying to seek asylum around the world. The shocking deaths of almost 30 people in the English Channel were a horrible reminder of the dangerous situations people face. Many many more face pushbacks at borders. But this has been happening to us Afghan refugees, and other nationalities too, for years. I should know … here’s my story.
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Afghan Refugees Attend Owensboro Schools

Young refugees from Afghanistan will get their first bus rides to American schools today. The refugees were enrolled in in Owensboro schools on Wednesday at their temporary quarters at the Comfort Inn. Their first day for classes is today. They were divided among three schools in Owensboro based on their...

Ithaca welcomes 10 Afghan refugees

ITHACA, N.Y—Ithaca will be welcoming a total of 10 Afghan refugees to the community, just a tiny fraction of the people who have fled Afghanistan since August, when the chaotic withdrawal of the U.S.’ military presence and Taliban takeover of Kabul caused tens of thousands of Afghans to take flight with their lives in their hands.

York to welcome at least 38 Afghan refugees

York will welcome at least 38 Afghan refugees in the coming years. The city’s allocation from Migration Yorkshire comes as part of the Government’s Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme. Since the announcement that NATO military forces would withdraw from Afghanistan, all local authorities in Yorkshire & Humber have committed to supporting...

What Brighton, East and West Sussex councils said about rehoming Afghan refugees

All councils across East and West Sussex pledged their commitment to helping rehome Afghan refugees displaced by conflict in their own country months ago. The Afghan refugee crisis began when the Taliban took hold of Afghanistan in August. Now, thousands of refugees are spread across the world desperate to find...