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People hold a poster demanding a safe passage out of Afghanistan, during a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.
Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

State officials said Connecticut is accepting 310 Afghan refugees who have fled the Taliban takeover of their country. The first are expected to arrive in the state next week.

Rev. Vicki Flippin of New Haven’s First & Summerfield United Methodist Church speaks in favor of supporting recent refugees from Afghanistan.
Davis Dunavin / WSHU Public Radio

Refugee resettlement agencies in Connecticut said they are expecting a new wave of refugees from Afghanistan this week, as arrivals leave the military bases that have served as temporary housing.

Clients leave the Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services offices in New Haven after meeting with executive director Chris George.
Cassandra Basler / WSHU Public Radio

Connecticut refugee resettlement agencies expect to take in hundreds of Afghan refugees and visa-holders as the Taliban retake the country. The agencies said they’re facing immense challenges.

People hold a poster demanding a safe passage out of Afghanistan, during a demonstration in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021.
Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Thousands of Afghan citizens fled the country in the weeks before the Taliban took the capital city of Kabul. Some have come to Connecticut, like A.A., who asked WSHU not to use his full name as he remains worried for family and friends still in Afghanistan.

Sharks have been increasingly attracted to Long Island due to warmer waters. New Haven welcomes arrivals from Afghanistan, low income families in the state get a tax cut, and policing with social workers?

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