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Articles Tagged: Afghanistan
Iowa Ideas Sep. 1, 2022 9:10 am208d ago
When America withdrew from Afghanistan, the sudden influx of Afghan refugees was unprecedented. Many resettlement agencies had already been facing budget and staffing cuts, and they were not prepared for so many refugees to arrive all at once.
News May. 29, 2022 6:00 am304d ago
See where Cedar Rapids’ Afghan residents live, where they work, their biggest hopes and their biggest fears since the dust settled.
News May. 13, 2022 6:31 pm318d ago
Even with significant budget cuts, resettlement agencies processed over 900 Afghans. After agencies across Iowa faced a wave of humanitarian parolees in the midst of substantial challenges, how did they fare?
People & Places Apr. 8, 2022 10:05 am354d ago
A Coe College graduate who was the first in his Afghan village to learn how to read and write has spent the past 20 years supporting a school in his native country — one that educates girls as well as boys.
People & Places Mar. 17, 2022 6:00 am376d ago
Nearly six months after the first Afghans arrived in Cedar Rapids as they fled the Taliban in Afghanistan, a Catherine McAuley Center case worker said about 250 live in the area.
Government & Politics Jan. 25, 2022 6:52 pm426d ago
The center has received about 205 Afghan refugees since October and is expected that to grow to at least 250 this year. That’s in addition to an expected 150 “typical” refugees the Catherine McCuley Center serves.
Government & Politics Jan. 19, 2022 4:03 pm432d ago
The Iowa Republican, who a year ago saw opportunities to work with his former Senate colleague on issues such as prescription drug pricing, now believes the president’s compromises to appease progressives are limiting his ability to reach bipartisan agreement on his proposals.
State Government Dec. 22, 2021 4:37 pm460d ago
The refugees are settling in cities across the state, including Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, the Quad-Cities, Sioux City and Council Bluffs.
News Nov. 8, 2021 11:03 am505d ago
Less than three months since the Taliban seized control of Afghanistan, eight humanitarian parolees in Cedar Rapids detail the fall of their home country and their hopes for their new home.
News Nov. 4, 2021 12:45 pm508d ago
Since Oct. 16, refugees escaping the Taliban’s grip in Afghanistan have started to arrive in Cedar Rapids.
State Government Oct. 11, 2021 4:50 pm532d ago
Panel looks to help communities find and develop the diversity and equity resources needed to greet refugees and immigrants, and create welcoming and inclusive environments for new populations.
Nation and World Sep. 16, 2021 4:03 pm557d ago
They will be going to the major populated areas of the state, such as Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, where there are resources and jobs and support systems for them.
National Politics Sep. 16, 2021 5:00 am558d ago
Legislation would honor military members, diplomats and humanitarian service in Afghanistan. Despite the chaotic end of operations, their resolution says their service “is something to be remembered, lauded, and honored.”
Opinion Sep. 10, 2021 1:44 pm563d ago
Armed with American flags, we were all in it together — until we weren’t.