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 the Mid-South home.
Leaders with World Relief Memphis, a local resettlement organization, are getting ready to welcome 36 Afghan refugees to Memphis.
Some have already arrived.
“Memphis has a long history of showing hospitality,” PJ Moore, the executive director of World Relief Memphis said.