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U.S. to affix with personal teams in serving to resettle Afghan refugees

WASHINGTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) – The State Department will associate with personal teams to assist Afghans settle within the United States after Americans pulled out troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over the federal government in Kabul.

The new program will allow adults to kind “sponsor circles” to offer preliminary assist for the refugees as they arrive and assist them settle in communities throughout the nation, the State Department stated on Monday.

Since Aug. 17, roughly 76,600 folks have arrived within the United States as a part of an American evacuation, and about 53,000 folks have been at Defense Department installations throughout eight websites as of Monday, the Homeland Security Department stated.

Many would have been in danger had they remained due to their work over the earlier 20 years with U.S. and allied troops or with different U.S. and overseas companies.

“Americans of all walks of life have expressed strong interest in helping to welcome these individuals,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated in an announcement.

The program, launched in partnership with the personal group Community Sponsorship Hub, will develop the federal government’s capability to resettle the Afghans and complement the work of nonprofit resettlement company companions, Blinken stated.

Sarah Krause, govt director of the Community Sponsorship Hub, stated this system will assist create enduring group bonds with the Afghans.

The group will certify sponsor circles by way of background checks and obligatory coaching and reviewing their pledges to offer monetary assist and preliminary resettlement providers to Afghan newcomers for the primary 90 days in a area people.

Some refugee organizations have been pushing for the United States to undertake a program of personal or group sponsorship for particular person refugees, just like a mannequin utilized in Canada.

Last month, former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama helped launch a brand new group, Welcome.US, aimed toward supporting the Afghan refugees. learn extra

Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Kristina Cooke; Editing by Nick Macfie and Howard Goller

A structure housing Afghan evacuees is seen at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, which has surged housing and supplies to host more than 9,300 Afghans awaiting resettlement in the United States, September 27, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Stewart/File Photo