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UN seeks $5B to aid millions of Afghans as country struggles

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations on Tuesday launched its biggest ever appeal -- for over $5 billion to help 22 million Afghans whose country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis and econom...

Israel donates $500K to Afghans who fled to Tajikistan

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has donated $500,000 to the United Nations for food, medical aid and other assistance for Afghan refugees in Tajikistan, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Al...

Immigrants welcome Afghan refugees, inspired by own journeys

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tram Pham tears up recalling how tough life was at first in the U.S. But she also remembers the joy she felt as a 22-year-old refugee from Vietnam when a nurse spoke to her in ...

Massachusetts' governor weighs $20M in Afghan, Haiti aid

BOSTON (AP) — Immigrant advocates in Massachusetts are cheering the inclusion of $20 million in aid to Afghan refugees and Haitian migrants in a broader, $4 billion spending plan from state lawmakers....

Airbnb's nonprofit makes resettling refugees a core mission

Mousa and Rasha Alkhafaji were already anxious when they emigrated from Iraq to the United States in 2017. Even though Mousa Alkhafaji had finally received a Special Immigrant Visa f...

AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghan judges in Brazil still fear the Taliban

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — A female judge, Muska, was hiding with her family from newly empowered Taliban militants in Afghanistan when an apparent reading mistake 7,000 miles away helped to drastically ...

Nonprofit provides Thanksgiving meals to Afghan refugees

CLEVELAND (AP) — A nonprofit teamed up with three Cleveland-area restaurants to ensure that local Afghan refugees could celebrate Thanksgiving with specially prepared halal food. The...

Timeline extended for resettling Afghan refugees in Indiana

EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — Federal officials said Tuesday that they've pushed back their timeline to resettle roughly 4,100 Afghan refugees who are still at the Indiana National Guard’s Camp Atterbury tra...

Flight carrying over 100 evacuated Afghans reaches Greece

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — More than 100 Afghans believed to have been at risk from the Taliban were granted temporary shelter Monday in Greece after being evacuated on a special flight to the northe...

Key aid group says Afghanistan's most pressing need is cash

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a looming humanitarian crisis as aid organizations struggle with ways to pay doctors, nurses and others on the ground because there is currentl...

Thousands of Afghans seek temporary US entry, few approved

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary admission into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and sparked a chaotic ...

Afghans in Indonesia protest slow UN resettlement process

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers living in Indonesia rallied in front of the U.N. refugee agency office in Jakarta on Monday to urge it to speed up their resett...

Afghanistan war vet helps Afghan refugees resettle in US

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — Navy veteran Jordon Daniel was busy when the United States pulled its last troops out of Afghanistan at the end of August. More than 7,000 miles (11,265 kilom...

US faces 'heightened threat' in holiday season, DHS says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. faces a “heightened threat environment” from domestic extremists and people inspired by foreign terrorist groups with the approach of the holiday season, the Department of H...

Aid official: Thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing to Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of Afghan refugees are fleeing the Taliban into neighboring Iran every day and the trend could eventually become a crisis for Europe, a top aid official said Wednesday. ...