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More Afghan refugees expected to arrive in Tucson this week | Local news – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-10-17 15:00:00 –



Afghan refugee girls watch a soccer match near the village of Fort. McCoy US military base in Fort. McCoy, Wisconsin. The fort is one of eight military installations that temporarily house Afghan refugees. Tucson expects more families to arrive here this week.


Associated Press Photo, Barbara Davidson


Two refugee resettlement programs in Tucson are expected to bring 53 Afghans into city housing by mid-week to help families and individuals relax.

Heidi Urbina, a spokeswoman for Lutheran Social Services in the Southwest, said:

Urbina said the resettlement program can accommodate 150 Afghan refugees. Five have arrived this month and another 20 are planned.

Another local refugee resettlement program, the International Rescue Commission, said the program expects to accept 400 refugees in Tucson, said Melanie Reyes, IRC’s community outreach coordinator. Stated. So far, the agency has received 41 and a family of seven is expected to arrive by Wednesday.

The Department of State Refugee Resettlement signs a refugee service contract with a national organization and allocates staff, housing and other costs to the local resettlement organization.

The Lutheran Social Welfare and International Rescue Commission helps refugees apply for work permits, find employment, enroll their children in school, and look for other resources to support individuals and their families.

According to officials, the resettlement process includes mental health support and addresses physical concerns.

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