Up to 100 Afghan refugees are in the process of being welcomed to southern Vermont by a refugee resettlement organization and a number of community groups, organizers said Thursday. About two dozen of those refugees have already arrived in Vermont through The Ethiopian Community Development Council, one of nine organizations that resettles refugees across the United States. While they get settled, they’re staying in campus housing in Brattleboro at World Learning’s School for International Training. The newcomers are getting language and cross-cultural instruction, as well as help finding jobs, long-term housing and schools for their children. Tens of thousands of Afghan refugees are being resettled across the United States after the Taliban took over the country of 38 million people on Aug. 15.
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