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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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September 9, 2021 CONTACT:Lauren Carllauren.carl@pinkston.co703-388-6734 MEMPHIS, TN – On Thursday, September 9, World Relief Memphis hosted a press conference with Memphis Mayor Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Harris, where they highlighted how the Memphis community can best prepare to receive Afghan allies and parolees in the coming weeks. Since 2012, World Relief Memphis has served…

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