New Hampshire prepares to house incoming Afghan refugees arriving “any day”

Afghan civilians and evacuees fleeing following the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and Taliban takeover are expected to arrive in N.H. and M.A. by the end of the month.

Evacuees and refugees will be screened at military bases in New England prior to being relocated to housing facilities. 

It is estimated that around 100 Afghan refugees will be relocated to Concord, N.H. and stay at Ascentria Care Alliance where they will receive housing, food, and education.

Additionally, the International Institute of New England based in Manchester, will take in 50 Afghan refugees. 

“We’re all going to work together to provide people with the basic needs, food, clothing, shelter,” Jeff Thielman, president and CEO of the International Institute of New England, told WMUR-TV.

 The International Institute of New England also aided in the process of evacuating vulnerable Afghans.

“As the situation worsened in Afghanistan in August, the Institute worked with former clients to identify loved ones there and help them evacuate safely,” Emma Tobin, Chief Program Officer of the Institute said.

Many of the Afghans who are expected to arrive in the N.H, include translators, drivers and others who helped the U.S. military throughout the duration of the 20-year war under the program of “Operation Allies Welcome”

Note: This is a developing story and will be updated

 

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