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 a number will be coming in Memphis.
“As a community we have to be educated and able to receive these families well,” Moore said. “Memphis is a city known for Southern hospitality. We have a long history of welcoming people from all over the world and now we have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who are fleeing horrific circumstances.”
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