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Afghan refugee resource centre opens in Oklahoma

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In Oklahoma, a state that has not historically had a sizable Afghan community, the governor decided to take in 1,800 Afghan refugees following the US withdrawal in August 2021. In response, NGOs and volunteers worked together to distribute welcome kits to make the new residents feel at home. This week, thanks to a partnership between the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma (CAIR-Oklahoma) and St. John’s Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City, the new community – more than 1,000 alone in Oklahoma City – now has its own resource centre. Here Afghan parolees can collect clothing, household …

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