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City of Owensboro Preparing for 130+ Afghan Refugees Arriving Next Week

The first afghan refugees already made their way to Owensboro last month, but now the city is expected to see many more coming their way.

Posted: Nov 12, 2021 5:11 PM
Updated: Nov 12, 2021 5:11 PM

The first afghan refugees already made their way to Owensboro last month, but now the city is expected to see many more coming their way.

It was announced months ago that the city of Owensboro would be receiving around 100 refugees that helped American forces in Afghanistan. Their arrival was scheduled to occur between the end of 2021 and the Spring of 2022, but now,  more than 130 Afghan refugees are expected in the city by November 20th.

This changing after Washington DC requested the city take in more people, and with more refugees coming in a shorter time, the International Center of Owensboro is reaching out for the community’s help

Anna Allen - site Director - owensboro international center

“We are working very hard to find housing and getting volunteers that can help them out with grocery shopping, taking them to the laundry mat, teaching them about their new community, and just showing them around," said Anna Allen, site director for the Owensbor International Center.

The International Center said they’re also in major need of furniture, and even if you can’t offer any donations or your time, Allen says you can still play a part in helping these refugees out on this long and difficult journey by just showing kindness and acceptance to them as they attempt to assimilate into our area.

And if you’d like to donate an item, volunteer your time, or even get a job, you can visit www.icofky.org

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