August 30, 2021

“Afghan refugees are beginning to arrive in California, where immigrants rights organizations are welcoming them by providing them with resources, housing and childcare help. But there are challenges ahead. As KPCC reporter Josie Huang recently documented, the high cost of housing in Southern California makes finding reasonable accommodations for refugees difficult.”

“Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more about what refugee resettlement efforts look like with Lilian Albavice president of immigrant and refugee services at International Institute of Los AngelesJosé Serranodirector of Outreach and Immigration at World Relief Southern Californiaa Christian organization that help immigrants and refugees transition to life in the United States and Miry Whitehillfounder and executive director of Miry’s List, a non-profit that helps refugee families through fundraisers, crowdsourcing and social media.”

Hear the full radio interview here: https://www.kpcc.org/show/airtalk/2021-08-30/socal-is-beginning-to-welcome-afghan-refugees-but-challenges-lie-ahead-for-resettlements