Media Coverage: Afghan Resettlement Efforts

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Press Releases and Posts from LCS Northwest:

Nov. 5:  Gem Left By Fallen Oregon Soldier Will Benefit Afghan Refugees (Press Release)

Sept. 29:  Resettling Afghan Refugees: An Updated Message From Our CEO

August 19: LCS Northwest Resettles Afghan Families (Press Release)

News Media Coverage: 

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


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