Raleigh, Durham to expect arrival of Afghan refugees in coming weeks, nonprofit says

After aiding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, the Habib family was targeted by the Taliban. In October 2020, they arrived in Memphis on SIV visas.

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In the days following the collapse of the Afghan government and the mass exodus of Americans and US-allied Afghans, World Relief Durham is preparing to welcome in an influx of refugees in the coming weeks.

The group works with Afghan refugees as they either select or are assigned Raleigh and Durham as resettlement options under the U.S. Department of State’s special immigrant visa program.

“It’s been painful to watch,” said World Relief Durham director Adam Clark. “We’ve all seen the very scary footage of people grabbing airplanes and trying to escape cities in long lines of cars. This is certainly an unusual situation, an exceptional set of circumstance where evacuation is really necessary.”

Read the full story on ABC11’s site now.

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