9,000 Afghan Refugees Leave Military Bases with Aid from Vets Groups
October 20, 2021
More than 9,000 Afghan refugees who had been living in temporary housing on military bases in the U.S. since the fall of Kabul in August have been resettled in local communities, many with the aid of a makeshift army of veterans groups, military family organizations and immigration agencies.
About 5,800 of the 9,000 Afghans were resettled away from the eight military "safe havens" nationwide with the support of the non-governmental groups, said a U.S. official speaking late Tuesday on the condition of anonymity to provide background on the situation.
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