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Global Refuge on NPR: Afghan Refugees Leading the Resettlement Mission

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Global Refuge Staff

February 13, 2022

Global Refuge on NPR: Afghan Refugees Are Leading the Resettlement Mission

NPR Weekend Edition’s Hiba Ahmad visits Global Refuge’s new resettlement office in Northern Virginia — the first and only in the nation completely staffed and led by Afghans. Hear from those on the frontlines of this mission, many of whom are recently arrived refugees themselves, about how they are contributing to their new communities and helping their fellow Afghans adjust to life in the U.S.

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