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Faith-based group likely to resettle 100 Afghan evacuees in Maine

Catholic Charities Maine has been working to resettle Afghans who have family ties in the southern part of the state.
Credit: Associated Press/Jose Luis Magana

PORTLAND, Maine — A humanitarian group has resettled at least 68 Afghans in Maine.

Catholic Charities Maine has been working to resettle Afghans who have family ties in the southern part of the state, the Portland Press Herald reported. The effort is a small piece of the work to resettle tens of thousands of evacuees who were airlifted out of Kabul and taken to military bases in the U.S.

Hannah DeAngelis, director of refugee and immigration services at Catholic Charities, said the agency has an allocation of 100 evacuees and is almost certain to reach it by the end of the year.

The federal government has also approved two other organizations to help with Afghan resettlement in Maine. One is the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and the other is the Ethiopian Community Development Council.

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