Greater Charlottesville and Albemarle area plans to welcome 250 Afghan refugees

“In the wake of the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the Charlottesville and Albemarle County area is preparing to welcome at least 250 Afghan refugees over the next month. At a press conference at IX Art Park on Tuesday, local officials spoke about what must be done to welcome these families.

“The [International Rescue Committee] … is used to dealing with much larger numbers [of refugees) but never in this kind of compressed timeframe. So this is a huge challenge,” said Russ Linden, Task Force Chair with Welcoming Greater Charlottesville, a local organization that aims to support immigrants and refugees.”

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