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These Triangle agencies will resettle nearly half of the Afghan refugees coming to NC

DURHAM — Grocery gift cards, free legal help, winter clothing … and the list of needs keeps growing for a now estimated 500 Afghan refugees that one Durham refugee agency will be resettling in the next year.

Kokou Nayo, refugee community organizer for Church World Service Durham, says among the most important things people looking to help can contribute are financial donations and temporary housing.

Since the last week of July, the organization has helped 14 Afghan refugees, including a family of eight.

In its monthly newsletter, World Relief Durham, another agency, said it expects to resettle 380 refugees in the next year, with at least 80 of them from Afghanistan. …

Read the full article by Laura Brache at the News & Observer here.

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