Afghanistan's Refugees: How Villanova is Helping

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 7:00am - 9:00am
United States

Villanova University's Strategic Initiative Group on Migration and Refugee Protection invites you to join us to learn about Afghan refugees and what Villanova is doing and what YOU can do to help.

The U.S. airlift of 80,000 Afghans late last year was the largest air evacuation in U.S. history and set off a global and frenzied last-minute effort to rescue as many people as possible. Approximately 60,000 Afghans were transferred to military bases in the U.S. and as of March 1, all have been resettled in American communities. But their struggles continue. Many are living in hotels in their new cities while waiting for permanent housing and amidst this insecurity, they are relying on community volunteers to help them sign up for ESL classes, enroll children in school, and look for jobs, In addition, they are desperately seeking ways to reunify with their families left in Afghanistan. All the while, the clock is ticking on their humanitarian parole status and they all need to start the process of applying for some form of permanent residency in the next 6-18 months. 

 This is where Villanova students and graduates are responding by putting their education into practice.   

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