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In the wake of the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, thousands of Afghan nationals and their families find themselves in grave danger.

These Afghans, who previously worked with the U.S. military, have applied for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), which will qualify them to be resettled in the United States. SIV recipients differ from other refugees because normally, refugees flee to a refugee camp where they must register as a refugee with a UNHCR office, and it usually takes years before they finally resettle in the U.S. or another country.

Several North Texas agencies are working with national refugee resettlement partners and the U.S. government to offer protection and resettlement opportunities to these displaced Afghan families. Reports suggest 30,000 Afghans may be resettled in the U.S. in the coming weeks, and many will be temporarily housed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and then finally resettled in communities across Texas and the U.S.

Learn more about how you can support North Texas agencies working to help resettle displaced Afghan families by downloading our Ways to Support Afghan Refugees PDF.


In addition to the organizations listed in our Ways to Support Afghan Refugees PDF, see below for a list of agencies that are supporting the broader evacuation efforts as well as on-the-ground support in and around Afghanistan:

Donate through CFT's newly created North Texas Afghan Refugee Support Fund to help nonprofits assisting Afghan refugees in North Texas.

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