Alaska aid group will help resettle Afghan refugees

 

September 16, 2021



ANCHORAGE (AP) - Dozens of Afghan refugees will be resettled in Alaska over the next six months, a resettlement organization said Monday.

Between 50 to 100 refugees will come to Alaska starting later in September, Catholic Social Services Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services said in a statement. Resettlement will continue through March.

Catholic Social Services Alaska CEO Lisa Aquino told The Associated Press it’s not known when the first refugees would arrive in the state, but they were ready for them when it does happen.

The refugees were described as being in vulnerable populati...



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