Afghan Refugees in Illinois
Hundreds of Americans were still waiting to leave Afghanistan amid the chaos of the withdrawal, and many thousands more Afghans were not able to get out. Some did, however, and in the coming weeks, about 500 Afghans are expected to arrive here in Illinois. The 21st was joined by an Afghan who has first-hand experience coming to a new country — twice — as well as the executive director of The Refugee Center in Champaign and an organizer from World Relief Quad Cities.
Born in Afghanistan, family resettled in Rock Island, Illinois
Church Mobilzer, World Relief Quad Cities
Executive Director, The Refugee Center in Champaign
Exclusive: As thousands of Afghans arrive in the U.S. from bases around the world, NPR took an exclusive tour inside the welcoming center for the largest airlift of refugees in American history.https://t.co/Z0rnlBnJqr— NPR (@NPR) September 7, 2021
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