Thousands Of Afghan Refugees Flee Kabul, Hundreds Land In Sacramento

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California is projected to instrumentality successful much Afghan families—all fleeing the unsafe concern successful Kabul—than immoderate different state.

The Department of State says much than 5,200 radical volition onshore successful California, and that’s conscionable the archetypal signifier of evacuations.

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Amitis Pourarian said from level to ceiling, The Studio Martial Arts and Fitness is filled with donations for Afghani Refugees.

“In conscionable 1 day, fractional of this lobby was covered,” she said.

The Studio is moving with Starting Point, a nonprofit delivering basal lodging essentials to exile families.

The origin is adjacent to Pourarian, who immigrated from Iran astatine 5 years aged instantly aft the Iranian Revolution.

“We came present with astir nothing,” she said.

Just similar the hundreds of Afghani refugees who person started caller present since August, galore who are fleeing Taliban regularisation successful Kabul and joining the thousands of Afghani refugees already successful Sacramento.

“I anticipation each Afghan, erstwhile they travel here, they person a bully beingness here,” said Hasebulllah successful Sacramento.

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He moved present with his ma and sister 5 years agone and says starting with nothing, learning a caller connection and uncovering enactment is daunting.

“I privation I knew however to enactment here, wherever to work, however to get an apartment, however to get my licence and everything,” helium said.

Sacramento is inactive facing a lodging shortage arsenic much evacuees onshore successful municipality each day.

“They’re successful a hard concern they’re arriving successful a metropolis that has a precise debased lodging capableness owed to radical being evacuated from wildfire,” said Kerry Ham with the World Relief Organization.

He says galore are staying successful impermanent lodging similar hotels, oregon with big families, waiting for a imperishable solution.

“They near without thing but the apparel connected their back, truthful they’re successful a startup concern successful everything that implies: housing, nutrient employment and adjacent enrolling their children successful school,” helium said.

Ham says they expect 1,700 refugees successful Sacramento, each of who person fled Taliban regularisation since August, by the extremity of the month.

World Relief is asking for lodging voucher donations.

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The Studio volition beryllium collecting wintertime coats for families and volition beryllium asking for donations for market paper donations.

Marissa Perlman

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