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Afghan refugees talk about transition to life in Joplin

John Hacker

Jan 21, 2023

Area residents heard from refugees from Afghanistan who have been living in the Joplin area following the fall of their country to the Taliban during a program presented Saturday by the Joplin Interfaith Coalition and RAISE, a group organizing help for refugees as they arrive.

Three men who fled Afghanistan with their families because they had worked for the U.S. government during America’s 20-year presence in the nation said they had to leave. They became Joplin residents with the help of RAISE, or Refugee and Immigrant Services & Education, and area churches. Read More

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