CCCNMO Featured in “What you need to know” Friday November 19, 2021

Catholic Charities, Afghan doctor help refugees resettle in mid-Missouri

As the refugee crisis continues to unfold in Afghanistan, Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri is helping Afghans find refuge in mid-Missouri. 

Last Thursday, Keep CoMo United launched a triage program, which is focused on organizing refugee donations from nonprofits. Catholic Charities is one of those nonprofits and so far, has assisted 120 Afghans since September, and the organizations plans to accommodate about 150 to 175 more through February. 

Former University of Missouri Master’s student, Dr. Kaakar joined Catholic Charities to assist in their efforts to take in Afghan refugees, helping with everything from the moment he greets them at the airport. He provides a culturally adept sense of understanding of what circumstances refugees are facing. 

Catholic Charities said it’s in need of critical items before the holiday season. The nonprofit accepts monetary donations, as well as physical goods, such as household items, food items and baby items. 

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