Afghan Refugees: Where They Are Now
Aug. 30, 2022 will mark one year since the last US Air Force plane departed the tarmac at Kabul International Airport. Millions of Afghans, including many who were instrumental in supporting U.S. military operations, remain in a country controlled by the Taliban. However, in the year since US withdrawal, thousands of Afghans have also arrived on American soil and settled across the country, including in Illinois.
To hear how that resettlement process is going, we checked in with two experts.
Executive Director, The Refugee Center (Champaign-Urbana)
Operations Manager, Afghan Welcome Home Project of Central Illinois
Of the tens of thousands of Afghans who clawed their way out of their country amid the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover a year ago August, 307 of them, a little over half children, have landed in the Quad-Cities, mostly on the Illinois side. https://t.co/wiRgtjZqfD— heraldandreview (@heraldandreview) August 14, 2022