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For privacy purposes, some names have been shortened. Zooming In Ten months ago, Jordan was preparing to meet his 16-year-old mentee and his family for the very first time over Zoom. Unsure of what to expect, he joined the call and listened as our Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator translated and relayed the family’s hopes for…

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Over 30 refugees from Afghanistan were welcomed by Shelby County today. Many of them helped Americans who were once in their country and now the county is doing what they can to make them comfortable after they have fled violence and oppression in Afghanistan. Today, Mayor Lee Harris and county commissioners welcomed…

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October 12, 2021 CONTACT Audrey Garden audrey.garden@pinkston.co 571 405-1606 MEMPHIS, Tenn.  – As Afghan allies flee their homes in search of refuge in America, World Relief Memphis is partnering with Welcome South, a coalition of law firms comprised of Advocates for Immigrant Rights, Community Legal Center and Mid-South Immigration Advocates, to help newly arrived Afghan…

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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…

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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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