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Pittsburgh groups help resettled Afghan youth adjust to their new lives

In the year since the US abandoned its 20-year war in Afghanistan, about 700 people, many of them children and youth, have resettled in Pittsburgh seeking refuge from their home country.

By Sarah Schneider/WESA

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Afghan families in Philadelphia frustrated at high bar to help loved ones escape Taliban

Since last July, 40,000 Afghans have applied for humanitarian parole. Slow processing times and a high bar to qualify mean some in Philadelphia have been waiting for months with no word about their friends and family members’ chance to get to safety.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Afghan refugees begin arriving in the midstate

Church World Service, a refugee resettlement agency in Lancaster County, is working with 30 people who were temporarily housed at military bases around the country.

By Julia Agos/WITF