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Local organization getting ready to welcome 36 Afghan refugees to Memphis

This story was originally published on Fox13 on Sept. 21, 2021. MEMPHIS, TENN. — Thousands of people are scrambling to flee Afghanistan after the Taliban took back control of the country. The images coming out of the country show people desperately try to escape, in hopes of re-building a better life. Some will soon call…

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City Of Memphis: World Relief Memphis, Mayor Harris And Mayor Strickland To Host Press Conference On Creating Community Of Welcome

This story was originally published on Patch on Sept. 9, 2021. On Thursday, September 9, at 11:00 a.m. CDT, World Relief Memphis will host a press conference with Memphis Mayor Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Harris to highlight how the Memphis community can best prepare to receive Afghan allies and parolees in the coming weeks. Since 2012, World…

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Aid Sought for Memphis-Bound Afghan Immigrants

This story was originally published on WKNO on Sept. 10, 2021. Immigration advocates and Shelby County officials are asking residents for help in their efforts to resettle refugees from Afghanistan in the Midsouth. At least 65,000 Afghan nationals evacuated after the Taliban takeover of the capital Kabul last month will need to be resettled across the country.…

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36 Afghan refugees to resettle in Memphis

This story was originally published in the Daily Memphian on Sept. 9, 2021. The Memphis Christian humanitarian organization working with refugees and immigrants in the city for the last nine years expects about 36 refugees from Afghanistan will resettle in the metro area. That is out of an estimated 50,000 Afghans the U.S. State Department…

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36 Afghan refugees headed to Memphis; local governments pledge support

This story was originally published in The Commercial Appeal on Sept. 9, 2021. As soon as next week, new refugees from Afghanistan are expected to arrive in Memphis and more Afghans are expected to arrive here for the next several months, said PJ Moore, director of the Christian refugee resettlement agency World Relief Memphis. The numbers are relatively…

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Midsouth Afghan Refugee Family Watches, Fears for Those Left Behind

This story was originally published on WKNO on August 25, 2021. From their modest apartment in Bartlett, Seeta Habib and her husband Noor watched in disbelief as the news unraveled from their home country earlier this month. The images — throngs of people overrunning Kabul’s airport, desperate to flee new rule under the Taliban —…

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Nonprofit prepares to assist Afghan families arriving in Memphis

This story was originally published in the Memphis Flyer on Aug. 23, 2021. World Relief Memphis, a nonprofit that serves newly arrived refugees here, is gearing up to assist Afghan refugees resettling in Memphis. As Afghan families flee their country following the Taliban takeover, PJ Moore, executive director of World Relief Memphis said he anticipates…

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Sorrow amidst dreams

Girls wait eagerly for class

Nazia’s family came to the US after being targeted by the Taliban, and with the help of World Relief they begin rebuilding their lives and found employment.

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