Refugee organizations in Raleigh and Durham, such as World Relief Durham and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants said they’ve already taken in a few families and are expecting an influx of Afghan SIVs over the next few weeks.
WAKE FOREST N.C. (WNCN) – Right now, there are about 1,200 Afghan refugees already in the United States, but as many as 3,500 could arrive in the coming weeks with some to the Triangle.
For Afghan families living in central North Carolina, all they can do now is watch as their home country is taken over by the Taliban with concerns mounting for those left behind.
“Every single family either inside Afghanistan or outside Afghanistan,” Frozan Sahel, who fled to the United States six years ago, said. “Every single Afghan just lost their soul.”