Media Coverage: Refugee Resettlement Efforts

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July 16: Local church donates bikes for refugees, Federal Way Mirror

July 4: For Afghan family in Hazel Dell, U.S. a sweet land of complexity (From Kabul to Clark County, part 4), Vancouver Columbian

July 3: Afghan refugee family: ‘We are happy here’ in Hazel Dell (From Kabul to Clark County, part 3), Vancouver Columbian

June 16: Vancouver library displays art from those who fled home, resettled in U.S., Vancouver Columbian

April 29: Local families open their homes and hearts to help refugees, Seattle’s Child.

April 18: One family’s journey from war-torn Ukraine to Portland, The Oregonian.

April 12: How Afghan and Ukrainian refugee resettlement compares in WA, Crosscut

April 7: World Relief Seattle, Lutheran Community Services NW prepare to welcome Ukrainians, KOMO-TV Seattle

March 25: Lutheran Community Services Northwest prepares to help Ukrainian refugees, FOX 12 Portland

March 24: Helping new Afghan refugees get bikes, Bike Portland

March 22: Why Ukrainian refugees prefer resettling in Washington state, Seattle Times

March 22: Local refugee programs wait for Ukrainians, Tacoma Weekly

March 14: Small steps into a new world for Afghan family (From Kabul to Clark County, part 2), The Vancouver Columbian

March 13: Afghan refugees’ quest: a return to normal (From Kabul to Clark County, part 1), The Vancouver Columbian

March 4: Seattle-based ways to support Ukrainians amid Russia conflict, KING-5 TV

March 3: Local groups preparing the help Ukrainian refugees, Northwest News Radio

February 26: Local community group standing ready to help resettle Ukrainian refugees, KIRO-TV Seattle

February 26: Puget Sound groups prepare to support Ukrainian refugees, KOMO-TV Seattle

February 25: Portland woman fears for safety of family in Ukraine as organizations prepare for refugees, KATU- TV Portland

February 24: Refugee resettlement leaders urge Biden to welcome Ukrainians to the U.S., New York Times

February 9: A family of Afghan refugees has found a home on Puyallup’s South Hill. They’re not alone, The News Tribune (Tacoma)

January 16: Nonprofits come together to help Afghan refugees resettling in Clark County, KGW 8 Portland

January 10: Local agency welcomes Afghan refugees, KGW 8 Portland

January 5: Opinion: Oregonians step up for Afghan refugees, The Oregonian


January 5: Clark County organizations start pop-up shop to help Afghan refugees, Vancouver Columbian

December 15: Oregon Legislature approves $18 million in additional support for Afghan refugee resettlement, Salem Statesman Journal

December 13: JBLM veteran helps his former interpreter and family escape from Afghanistan, KING 5 Seattle

November 20: US has new way to resettle Afghan refugees, The Seattle Times

November 18: In One Ear: Honoring sacrifices (sister honors brother’s memory with refugee fundraiser), The Daily Astorian

November 3: In-depth radio interview with directors of LCSNW Vancouver and Portland refugee programs, KXRW-AM/KXRAY-FM (Vancouver)

October 27: Fleeing chaos, Afghan family finds open arms and a home in Cully neighborhood, The Oregonian/ Oregon Live

October 17: ‘We’re taking that leap,’ Local families get ready to welcome Afghan kids into their homes, KXLY TV Spokane

October 9: Afghan refugees coming to Vancouver, The Vancouver Columbian


October 5: Washington state will welcome 1,670 Afghan evacuees in coming months, The Seattle Times

October 2: How Seattle’s Vietnamese community is helping Afghan refugees, PBS News Hour

September 29: Oregon to receive about 180 Afghan refugees as resettlement groups scramble to prepare, The Oregonian/ Oregon Live

September 28: Tacoma invests $25K toward Afghan refugee effort, FOX 13 Seattle

September 24: How to help welcome Afghan allies in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Refined

September 7: Afghan refugees are coming to Seattle; here’s how you can help, The Daily (University of Washington)

September 2: More permanent housing needed for newly arrived Afghan refugees, KOMO 4, Seattle

August 31: Help Afghan refugees adjust (letter to the editor), Vancouver Columbian

August 27: Oregon lawmakers work with immigration nonprofits to welcome hundreds of Afghan refugees, Oregon Public Broadcasting

August 24: Oregon nonprofits preparing for Afghan refugees, Oregon Public Broadcasting

August 23: Afghan refugees arrive in the South Sound, Tacoma Weekly

August 20: Seattle man who left Saigon in 1975 wants to help Afghan refugees, KING 5 Seattle

August 20: Washington has a long history of welcoming refugees. Afghanistan should be no different, Tacoma News Tribune

August 20: Oregon refugee resettlement agencies brace for influx of Afghan refugees, Portland Mercury

August 20: Washington organizations are resettling Afghan refugees; here’s how you can help, South Seattle Emerald

August 19: Dozens of Afghans find refuge in Seattle and Tacoma, SPIRIT 105.3 FM

August 17: ‘It breaks your heart:’ Seattle expects to help hundreds of Afghans seeking refuge, KOMO 4 Seattle