Written by Twila Bird
Here we are posing with award-winning pianist Aeham Ahmad near his temporary home in Wiesbaden, Germany, on the day we interviewed him (July 7, 2016). He had just returned from a long, tiring trip to Poland, where he had performed yet another concert without pay. He was tired but graciously met with us and shared his commitment to help solicit aid for his fellow refugees through his music. His longing for his wife and children, who were still awaiting travel documents before joining him, and his grief for those still suffering in his homeland were palpable.
USAHello.org and Welcome.US: Two Helpful Online Tools for our Refugee Friends and U.S. Locals who are Welcoming them
Resettling into a new country can be more challenging when you don't know where to turn for help. USAHello.org makes information and resources available to those who have newly arrived in the United States. Welcome.US matches resettlement agencies' in-kind needs with businesses and community leaders who want to help.
As of 31 December 2021, more than 52,000 Afghan evacuees have been resettled in communities across the country. These resettlement efforts are led by the Department of State in close coordination with more than 290 local resettlement affiliates. The remaining approximately 22,500 vulnerable Afghans await resettlement at 5 military bases in the U.S.
TUNE IN JAN 6 & JAN 19 FOR INFO ON HOW YOU CAN HELP IN YOUR AREA.