In these times of continued new crises in international news, some may have forgotten that just 9 months ago the U. S. was in the midst of a messy evacuation of Afghans as the country was retaken by the Taliban. Mursel Sabir, Director for SWANA Region at Center for International Relations and International Security at UC San Diego and founder of the nonprofit “Afghans Empowered“, talks about the issues facing resettlement of these refugees in the midst of inflation, high housing prices, and having to take minimum wage jobs — despite exceptional skill sets. Sabir also talks about the issues of Afghans left behind in a country under full international sanctions, and what you can do to help.
The uphill battle for resettled Afghans and those left behind
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