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Informal U.S. refugee network turns to text messages, GoFundMe to rescue Afghans

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By Ted Hesson, Kristina Cooke and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The desperate plea was sent via text message from one refugee advocate to another trying to aid frantic evacuations from Afghanistan: “Just got a call for a young mom with her two young kids,” it said, “She got through Taliban but being turned away by U.S. forces.” The Afghan woman, a U.S. permanent resident who was in Afghanistan to visit family, and her U.S. citizen children were hoping to board a flight from Kabul to rejoin her husband in North Carolina on Thursday following the Taliban’s rapid takeover of the country….

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