The challenges and lessons learned from refugee resettlement efforts in central Ohio
The killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico echo the violence many Afghan refugees fled. It also exemplifies how long-held tensions between different factions can continue beyond the borders of refugees native homeland.
This month also marks the year anniversary of the U.S military leaving Afghanistan and the end to America’s longest war. Columbus was on a list of cities, chosen by the Biden administration, to become home to some Afghan refugees. Local settlement agencies have helped settle some 80 Afghans, many of whom worked alongside the U.S. military during the 20 year occupation.
Coming up, the challenges and lessons learned from refugee resettlement efforts in central Ohio.
- Elise Kaplan, reporter with the Albuquerque Journal
- Angela Plummer, executive director, Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS)
- Irfan Ali Shah Akhundzada, case manager and Interpreter at CRIS
- Nadia Kasvin, co-founder and director of US Together
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