The International Center of Kentucky, in Bowling Green, has been notified that nearly 200 refugees from Afghanistan will be arriving as soon as next week. Along with the 200 in Bowling Green, an additional 100 refugees are scheduled to be in Owensboro.
Officials say the first refugees are among those who were already in the processing pipeline and have already been vetted.
“We’ve been informed that these first refugees from Afghanistan are among those who were already in the processing pipeline, had already been vetted, and were awaiting final clearance for the past several months,” said Albert Mbanfu, the Executive Director.
The office in Bowling Green also says that prior to the refugees arrival, each person is to receive a Covid-19 test or their vaccination before leaving the processing centers.
“It’s also our understanding that all of the Afghan refugees arriving in this country will have been Covid-19 tested prior to arrival and that those old enough to be vaccinated will receive their first vaccine prior to leaving the processing centers being established in this country,” Mr Mbanfu said.