Durham extended its melody of providing solace to the stranger this week as County Commissioners Wendy Jacobs and Nida Allam announced that the Bull City is one of several cities across the country that will soon receive an unspecified number of Afghan refugees.
“It is my understanding that we could receive up to 90 refugees in September,” Jacobs told the INDY on Wednesday. “This is a lot considering that we were only receiving a few hundred per year, total [from all over the world] in Durham in the past, typically.”
Several non-profits, including Church World Service, Lutheran Services Carolinas, and World Relief Durham have stepped up to provide support services that will include housing and translation, Jacobs said on Monday during the Board of Commissioners’ regularly scheduled meeting. …
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