U.S. Operation Allies Welcome Webinars: DHS Briefing & How You Can 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. They all need our help.
Briefing on Department of Homeland Security Operation Allies Welcome Afghan Resettlement- How Can You Help?
The Department of Homeland Security Operation Allies Welcome Unified Coordination Group is hosting a briefing all those with an interest in helping our Afghan allies resettle providing an overview of the resettlement process and the opportunities available to assist. The briefing will take place on Thursday, January 6, from 1pm to 2pm Eastern. During this call, we will cover the various ways available to assist with Afghan resettlement. No RSVP is needed. Just join through the link or phone numbers provided below. Presenters will include subject matter experts from:
- the Department of Homeland Security’s Private Sector Office,
- the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement,
- the Department of State’s Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration,
- the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and
You may submit questions in advance by emailing DHS Impact: [email protected] by Wednesday, January 5, at Noon Eastern. Please add “Briefing on Afghan Resettlement” in the subject line.
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Or call in (audio only)+1 202-516-6093,,715997937# United States, Washington DCPhone Conference ID: 715 997 937#
Note to media: This engagement is not for press purposes. Please contact the DHS Office of Public Affairs at [email protected] for any media inquiries.
Welcome to the Neighborhood Part 5: Supporting Local Education Agencies in Resettlement
January 19 at 2:00 pm ET RSVP Today
For our Afghan allies and their families, there is an immediate and urgent need for providing high-quality, culturally responsive education to newcomer Afghan students as they move from safe havens into destination communities. Faith-based and community organizations are uniquely positioned to support local education agencies in the resettlement process. The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Education invite you to a webinar that will provide resources and tools you can utilize in your community. The webinar will include representatives U.S. Department of Education sharing how groups can get involved and tools to support that involvement. Check out the Parts 1-4 for the Welcome to the Neighborhood Webinar SeriesIn case you missed any of them, the first four webinars in the Welcome to the Neighborhood Webinar Series are available below.
- Part 1: Watch to learn more about Operation Allies Welcome
- Part 2: Learn how you can support Sponsor Circles and hear from people of faith about their sponsorship experiences
- Part 3: Hear cultural competency tips from Afghan Americans supporting our new Afghan neighbors
- Part 4: Hear how HUD is supporting affordable housing opportunities for our new Afghan neighbors
To me, the label “refugee” is a badge of honor. I invite you to honor and celebrate refugees and welcomers with me this month and to meet some of these heroes at TSOS's Virtual World Refugee Day event on 17 June.
As we strengthen our relationships with resettlement agencies, friends, and community partners, we are discovering that the work doesn't have to be big to be important.