U.S. Afghan Resettlements Slowed by Housing Shortage, Old Technology

Elvera Bartels

The force to resettle the initial wave of Afghan evacuees brought to the U.S. is envisioned to take months lengthier than initial predicted as a measles scare, a nationwide housing scarcity and paperwork delays have slowed the system, according to authorities and resettlement officers acquainted with the effort.

In accordance to Protection Section officers and volunteers associated in functions, the goal at first was to resettle the evacuees by the stop of the 12 months if not faster. But earlier this thirty day period officers started telling volunteer groups they would possible be necessary by way of March or lengthier. “There is no way we are carried out by Xmas,” mentioned a person protection official.

Far more than fifty,000 Afghans are housed briefly on 8 navy bases all over the region awaiting resettlement to everlasting properties. Their slower-than-envisioned launch usually means they will have to remain for months in cramped

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