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‘Not alone’: helping Afghan evacuees feel at home in the US

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Landover (United States) (AFP) – In a warehouse outside the US capital, a dozen volunteers were busy loading tables, chairs, beds and couches to ready an apartment for Afghans evacuated from Kabul and thrust into new lives in the United States. List in hand, Laura Thompson Osuri, director of the Homes Not Borders nonprofit, steers efforts to kit out new homes for Afghans arriving in the thousands amid the United States’ chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan after a 20-year occupation. The warehouse, located in the Washington suburb of Landover, has transformed into a sort of Ali Baba’s cave with…

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