Afghan refugees start arriving at New Mexico foundation

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Holloman Air Force Base officers said Afghan refugees have started out arriving at the base in southern New Mexico. A C-130J transportation flew the first Afghans to Holloman from Philadelphia on Tuesday, foundation officials stated Wednesday in a assertion that did not specify how a lot of […]

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — Holloman Air Force Base officers said Afghan refugees have started out arriving at the base in southern New Mexico.

A C-130J transportation flew the first Afghans to Holloman from Philadelphia on Tuesday, foundation officials stated Wednesday in a assertion that did not specify how a lot of refugees had arrived at the foundation in guidance of Operation Allies Welcome.

Operation Allies Welcome is the U.S. Office of Homeland Security’s mission to facilitate the secure relocation of Afghans becoming evacuated to the United States.

“I am definitely amazed by the guys and gals of Undertaking Force–Holloman, the 49th Wing, and the Simple Expeditionary Airfield Assets unit – BEAR Foundation, who came together in these types of a shorter sum of time to make this very important mission take place,” stated Brig. Gen. Daniel Gabrielli, Activity Force–Holloman commander. “It is because of their unwavering assist that we were equipped to get our visitors with open arms and be certain that they are taken care of with the utmost dignity and respect.”

The Protection Division beforehand stated many military services installations throughout the nation would temporarily offer housing as well as health-related and other assist for up to 50,000 Afghans.

Officials reported the refugees arrived to the U.S. less than the Specific Immigrant Visa program and would bear health-related screening, which include testing for the coronavirus, right before arriving at the armed service bases.

The U.S. and its allies carried out a significant evacuation from Afghanistan just after the Taliban seized handle of most of the state as the U.S. withdrew aid to the Afghan army.

The Alamogordo Day by day Information documented that Holloman officers were accepting donations of apparel, particular hygiene products and new tote and health club luggage.

Officials reported Douglas Village was built as a non permanent lodging spot to home the refugees with Halal
dining, religious and recreation regions also out there. Health care personnel will also assess and give assistance for any person with accidents or requiring health-related care.

Valda Udley

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