Refugees from Afghanistan are starting to arrive in Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Months after the United States withdrew the last of its troops from Afghanistan, refugees are slower to arrive in cities across the country. Thousands who helped the United States have been on the state side since the August 2021 mass evacuations.

They have been waiting for placement in cities like Toledo with the help of organizations like US Together.

‘All we need right now, community help, is housing. So we encourage landlords to rent to these refugees, ”explains Corine Dehabey, Director of Programs at the Toledo Office of US Together.

Dehabey says about a dozen Afghans out of the expected 25 are in town now, including two who arrived last night and spoke to 13abc through a translator on the phone.

“There is a war, a war-like situation in Afghanistan. We got threats from our enemies, so when we worked with the aliens. So they took us with them and they bring us here, ”explained one man. “At the moment we are doing very well. So far the situation in the United States is very good and we are doing well. We expect to bring our families here and have a good life here for our family and support them because they are going through a very hard life there in Afghanistan. “

The next step is to find the men permanent housing so that they can begin a new life away from their war-torn country.

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