Afghan Refugees Expected to Arrive ‘Any Day’ in New Hampshire and Massachusetts

The International Institute of New England works with resettled refugees in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. (Courtesy of Henry Harris)

Some of the Afghan evacuees who fled their homes in the chaos of the U.S. withdrawal and Taliban takeover are expected to arrive in New Hampshire this month.

The International Institute of New England, one of the agencies coordinating their arrival, has put in a request to bring 25 Afghans to New Hampshire and 150 to Massachusetts.

The Institute is trying to resettle refugees close to friends and family, many of whom arrived in Lowell and Manchester after 2007. Emma Tobin, chief program officer at the Institute, says that as the situation in Afghanistan worsened in August, the Institute worked with former clients to identify loved ones there and help them evacuate safely.

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