Owensboro to Welcome 100 Afghan Refugees

100 refugees from Afghanistan will soon be calling Kentucky their home.

Posted: Sep 1, 2021 10:05 PM

By mid-September, Owensboro will be welcoming 100 refugees seeking aid and asylum from Afghanistan.

Helping the refugees will be the International Center of Kentucky, an agency focused on helping refugees resettle and become acclimated to their new home. 

Services the International Center provides to refugees ranges from housing and social services to helping kids enroll in school.

"We're excited to have them here, we're very welcoming. Most of the people that I have talked to have been very supportive and we're happy to see them come in," said Anna Allen of the International Center of Kentucky in Owensboro. 

Upon arriving in the country, refugees will be given their first dose of the Covid vaccine prior to moving to Kentucky to keep current residents and refugees safe and healthy.

For more information on the International Center of Kentucky and how you can help refugees, visit www.icofky.com.

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