Dozens of Afghan refugees headed for Alaska resettlement


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Dozens of Afghan refugees will be resettled in Alaska over the next six months, a resettlement organization said Monday.

Between 50 to 100 refugees will come to Alaska starting in September, Catholic Social Services Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services said in a statement. Resettlement will continue through March.

Catholic Social Services Alaska CEO Lisa Aquino told The Associated Press it’s not known when the first refugees would arrive in Alaska, but they were ready for them when it does happen.

The refugees were described as being in vulnerable populations, such as children, women and the elderly. Many worked for the U.S. government or the military in Afghanistan

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