The International Rescue Committee welcomed more than 75 Afghan immigrants in the last two months

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Tallahassee continues to receive refugees from Afghanistan. In the last two months, the International Rescue Committee has helped over 75 Afghan refugees settle in the region.

Some refugees land at Tallahassee Airport with suitcases, others with their clothes on their backs and a passport. People and families are fleeing Afghanistan after the Taliban overtook their country.

“Since the takeover of the Taliban in Afghanistan, many of the Afghan nationals who worked with US government forces or US diplomatic organizations or international organizations such as the International Rescue Committee have felt very persecuted and feared for their lives,” said JC Torres, director of development. for the IRC of Florida, described.

The IRC says Tallahassee residents can help refugees by saying hello and welcoming them to the city.

The IRC is also grateful for the many volunteers and donations they have already received, and is asking for monetary donations to help support the refugees. If you would like to donate to IRC by clicking here.

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